Tuesday, December 15, 2009

MSC: Candied Sweet Potato

So last month, I accidentally made the wrong cupcakes for our Martha Stewart Cupcakes challenge. But alas, I am redeeming myself this month. While my fellow cupcake bakers are making the Gingerbread cupcakes that I made last month, I made the Candied Sweet Potato cupcakes.

I found these cupcakes to be fairly simply to make, although I must admit that I was a little bit intimidated by the toasted marshmallows and the candied pecans. Before this recipe, I had never even cooked a sweet potato before. It was fairly simply, I cooked it the night before so that it would be ready to go the next day when I was ready to bake.

The cupcakes were easy to mix and slide in the oven. The cake was moist and tasty, with a nice hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. I successfully toasted the marshmallows and candied the pecans, and I was so thrilled that I pulled it off.



I was glad that this recipe was chosen, it challenged me to try new techniques. And, I probably wouldn't have tried this recipe had it not been for our challenge.

I presented the cupcakes to my co-workers, and some of them hesitated, probably because of the sweet potato. But, one of my co-workers, Jenny, claimed it was the best cupcake she had ever had! Yay! It really made my day.

And special thanks to my husband Alex for photoshopping the picture of my cupcakes in poor lighting!

9 comments:

Cupcakes and Sundry said...

Hahah that's hilarious! Well good job on both cupcakes.

Sherry G said...

Oops! That's too funny. Yours look really really great!

SUGAR B said...

I am loving your attempts! Fantastic results, I see!

Thanks so much for baking along!

Clivia said...

Your cupcakes look delicious!

Teresa Bjork said...

Wow! Your cupcakes turned out beautiful. I had a tough time with the candied pecans. Your hubby did a great job with the photo :)

Tracey said...

I loved this recipe so I'm glad you got to give it a shot! Who would have thought to bake with sweet potatoes? Certainly not me. Your cupcakes look perfect :)

Janine said...

Beautiful cupcakes! I love the wrappers too.

Sugar Loves Co. said...

i remember reading your blog for last months bake along and giggling! and it's still making me giggle. I'm glad you had the chance to try the sweet potato muffins...err.cupcakes. i really liked them, myself.

Professor Gal said...

Beautiful cupcakes... throughout your blog! I need photoshop skills like your husband's. I don't want to use the flash because it makes everything look god-awful, but I do my baking at night usually. My cupcakes photos have a "mood lighting" glow to them, lol. I saw you picked the coconut cupcakes for January! THANK YOU!! I've been dying to make those!