Candied Yam Cupcakes

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

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound yams, peeled and cubed

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup canola oil

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 ounces cream cheese

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

276 Calories
15g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 276
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 184mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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