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sweet potato cupcakes

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

These easy Sweet Potato Cupcakes have so much Fall flavor they're the perfect Thanksgiving dessert idea! Moist sweet potato cupcakes that are spiced just right and topped with homemade cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potato cupcakes, sweet potato dessert, thanksgiving dessert idea
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 131kcal


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup canned sweet potato puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons softened cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, sugar, sweet potato, egg, and buttermilk. Mix until well combined, about 15 to 30 seconds with a large spoon. Fill prepared muffin cups 3/4 full with batter.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. Let cool completely.
  • To prepare frosting, place butter and cream cheese into a mixing bowl, beating until creamy and smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar until you get the consistency you desire....between 3 and 4 cups. Stir in cinnamon then frost over cupcakes.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 118mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1345IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.5mg