Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Cupcakes


I have to be honest. I don’t believe that I’ve tried sweet potato casserole on Thanksgiving. I know, I know! I think as a kid I just thought it was “gross”, and since then I haven’t bothered to try it. My mom’s would be covered in marshmallows, and it would LOOK good, but it just seemed like the marshmallows were hiding the sweet potatoes and I was going to be let down somehow. Maybe if I’m around some, I’ll try them. Tastes change as we get older, so maybe I’ll like them?

Anyway, here are the Thanksgiving Sweet Potato cupcakes! These babies are definitely deceiving because they are totally sweet through and through!

Serve this along side the other side dish cupcakes (see below) for a fun twist on your holiday favorites!

Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Cupcakes


  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk (milk + 1 tsp. vinegar)
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ sticks butter, softened
  • 4 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Orange Food Coloring
  • Mini Marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin tin with liners. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. Add the vinegar into the milk and let sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar.
  6. Add in the eggs and buttermilk.
  7. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  8. Fill the cupcake liners ¾ full with the batter and bake for 19-20 minutes.
  9. Let the cupcakes completely cool.
  10. Prepare the frosting by beating together the butter, powdered sugar, and shortening. Beat together for 2-3 minutes.
  11. Add in the vanilla extract.
  12. Add in the orange food color, don’t make it too orange.
  13. Using a decorating bag, make tiny stars all around the cupcakes.
  14. Using a paper towel pat down each star.
  15. Add on the mini marshmallows and roast the tops of the marshmallows.

Check out the other cupcakes in this Thanksgiving Side Dish Cupcake series!

Thanksgiving Mashed Potato CupcakesThanksgiving Green Bean CupcakesThanksgiving Corn Cupcakes

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As the owner of Moments With Mandi, Mandi blogs about parenting, working from home, and everything in between.


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