Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Orange Zested Cream Cheese Frosting

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Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Orange Zested Cream Cheese Frosting | Anita's Organic Mill
Cupcakes? Don't mind if I do. These portable little desserts are a crowd pleaser and taste pretty amazing too. Save some room after your big Thanksgiving Dinner for a bite or two of these Sweet Potato Cupcakes. Topped with a light and creamy orange zested cream cheese frosting (use non-dairy cream cheese for guests with dietary restrictions) they are a definite must try. They also make a fabulous hostess gift. Enjoy!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 12 cupcakes



  • 3/4 cup Sweet potato puree
  • 1/3 cup Milk of choice
  • 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Fresh orange juice
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower (or other neutral) oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract (or ½ tsp vanilla powder)
  • 3/4 cup Anita's Organic Cane Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Anita's Organic All Purpose White Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Pumpkin spice (or 1tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp nutmeg, ½ tsp all spice)

Orange Zested Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup Butter (non-dairy or regular)
  • 8 oz Cream cheese (non-dairy or regular)
  • 4 cups Anita's Organic Icing Sugar
  • Zest of 2 Oranges
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract



  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F and line a 12-cup muffin tray with baking cups.
  • In a large bowl mix together the sweet potato puree, milk, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, orange zest, oil, vanilla extract and cane sugar.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet and mix until just combined. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into each muffin cup and bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the cupcakes to cool in the tray for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Once fully cooled decorate with the cream cheese frosting. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Orange Zested Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Place all the frosting ingredients into mixer and whisk until smooth, soft and fluffy. Keep refrigerated until required.
Showing 4 comments
  • kitkat

    These cupcakes are fantastic!

  • Mma

    I really enjoyed these cupcakes! Super tasty!

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