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
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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:20min
Bake Time:25min
Yields:12-14 cupcakes
Skill Level:Beginner
Votes: 2
Rating: 4.5
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  • 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

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F and line a 12-cup muffin tray with baking cups.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the sweet potato puree, milk, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, orange zest, oil, vanilla extract and cane sugar.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  1. Place all the frosting ingredients into mixer and whisk until smooth, soft and fluffy. Keep refrigerated until required.

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  • kitkat

    These cupcakes are fantastic!

  • Mma

    I really enjoyed these cupcakes! Super tasty!

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