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Sweet Potato - Carob Cupcakes With Cinnamon
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

Sweet Potato - Carob Cupcakes With Cinnamon

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: Sweet Potato - Carob Cupcakes With Cinnamon
Ingredients
For the cupcakes
  • 320 g mashed sweet potato
  • 210 g flour
  • 100 g soft brown sugar
  • 180 ml vegetable oil
  • 30 g carob powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp soda bicarbonate
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • flax seeds to sprinkle optional
For the Vanilla Frosting
  • 420 g icing sugar
  • 225 g margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170 Celsius.

    Wash the sweet potato (one medium-large sweet potato should be enough) and roast it as a whole for about 40 -50 minutes until it's soft in the oven. Let it cool, peel and mash with a fork.

    Sweet Potato - Carob Cupcakes With Cinnamon
  2. Add all the ingredients and combine.

    Sweet Potato - Carob Cupcakes With Cinnamon
  3. Fill the cupcake cups and sprinkle with flax seeds or sesame seeds.

    Sweet Potato - Carob Cupcakes With Cinnamon
  4. Optional: make a quick, simple vegan frosting: add the ingredients to a mixing bowl. Using your electric mixer, start at low speed, gradually increasing speed. It should be very thick, but still easily spreadable.

    vegan vanilla frosting
  5. Bake the cupcakes for 15-20 minutes, let them cool down before decorating.

    sweet potato carob cupcakes