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Candied Yam Cupcakes Recipe


If you only get candied yams at Thanksgiving, bake up a batch of these treats anytime! All the hearty spiced goodness is here with sweet potatoes, nutmeg, pecans and marshmallow crème blending for a memorable taste sensation.
Makes: About 24 cupcakes.
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Line muffin pan with baking cups.

Step 3

In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

Step 4

In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping bottom and sides of bowl. Add pureed sweet potatoes, vanilla and maple extracts; beat until well combined. Alternately add flour mixture with milk, scraping bottom and sides of bowl often. Stir in pecans. Fill baking cups 1/2 full.

Step 5

Bake 20-23 minutes or until Cake Tester or toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean.

Step 6

Adjust oven to broil and position oven rack 8-10 inches from top. Cover each cupcake with a heaping tablespoon of marshmallow crème; if desired, decorate with a tip 1M swirl.

Step 7

Broil 30-45 seconds or until marshmallow is toasted. Remove from oven.

Step 8

Cool cupcakes in pan on cooling grid 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely.

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Ingredients

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1 teaspoon Wilton Pure Vanilla Extract

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Cupcakes

Cupcakes

all purpose flour

2 3/4 cups all purpose flour

baking powder

1 tablespoon baking powder

ground cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

salt

1/2 teaspoon salt

butter, softened

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

firmly packed brown sugar

1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar

eggs

2 eggs

sweet potatoes

1 can (15 oz.) sweet potatoes (drained and pureed (about 1 cup))

maple extract

1 teaspoon maple extract

milk

1/2 cup milk

Chopped pecans,

3/4 cup Chopped pecans, (toasted)

Topping

Topping

Marshmallow cream

1 jar (about 7 1/2 oz.) Marshmallow cream

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Measuring Cup

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Tip: 1M

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Standard muffin pan

Standard muffin pan

medium bowl

medium bowl

Spatula

Spatula

Toothpick

Toothpick

Here is another quick way to decorate your cupcakes or cakes. It just takes minutes to pipe a fancy iced swirl and add colorful sprinkles.

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