Candied Yam Cupcakes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Candied Yam Cupcakes Recipe
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Candied Yam Cupcakes

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"A great use for all those leftover yams you'll have this season!"

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Original recipe makes 24 cupcakes Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 25 mins

Directions

  1. Place a steamer insert into a large saucepan, and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the yams, recover, and steam until very tender, about 15 minutes. Remove yams from steamer and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2-12 cup cupcake tins with paper liners.
  3. Place eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla extract, and cooked yams in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir dry ingredients into yam mixture, mixing just until combined. Pour batter into paper liners, filling 2/3 full.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes. Cool in pans for 5 minutes, transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract and confectioners sugar; mix until smooth. Frost cool cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 08, 2010

Oh these are really good! I did use apple sauce for the oil. I didn't realize I had used the last of my oil when I made brownies. But I loved it with the apple sauce so I'll probably do that from now on. I used Cream Cheese Frosting II on this site for the frosting because its one of my faves. Thanks for the recipe I will be making these again.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 12, 2011

These tasty and moist, but quite dense. Perhaps I worked the batter for too long?

 

9 Ratings

Feb 23, 2011

OMG! Brought a dozen to work and they disappeared FAST! This will definately go in the keeper box.

 
Jan 21, 2011

Super moist.... and super good!

 
Dec 02, 2014

I used my leftover candied yams and cut the sugar to half a cup since the yams were already sweet. These cupcakes are beyond amazing. Fluffy, moist and full of flavor! Thanks for an amazing recipe!

 
Nov 18, 2014

Light and fluffy. Not too sweet. Veggies in cupcake form. What could be better.

 
Nov 03, 2013

Jan likes these but they're VERY sweet

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 241 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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