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Sugar & Spice = Sweet Potato Cupcakes 

Posted at 2:40 PM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 14:43:58-04

RICHMOND, Va. - Local baking entrepreneur Jeaketa Manga made a return visit to our LIVE show and whipped up her signature homemade Sweet Potato Cupcakes, topped with a homemade brown sugar and cinnamon frosting.  These perfect little bites for fall are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.  For more information you can visit http://mangasminitreats.com/   


Sweet Potato cupcakes

(Makes 18 cupcakes)  

2 cups sweet potato puree

2 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp ginger 

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1 cup unsalted butter

1 cup brown sugar 

1 cup granulated sugar 

4 large eggs 



Set oven to 350 degrees.  

Cream together your butter and sugars.  Add your eggs and vanilla.   In a separate bowl,  whisk together flour,  baking powder,  baking soda,  salt,  ginger,  and nutmeg.   Add the dry ingredients to the wet.  Whisk in the sweet potato puree.  Fill cupcake tins 2/3 full.   Bake for 20 minutes.  


Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Frosting

 4 cups powdered sugar 

1 cup brown sugar 

1/2 cup unsalted butter 

1 tsp vanilla

3 Tbsp of milk (or as much as needed)