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Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Vegan Sweet Potato Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 12 tab spoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 tab spoons of granulated sugar
  • 4 tab spoons vegan butter
  • 3 tab spoons water
  • 1 tab spoons flax seed ground
  • 1/2 canned sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • spiced vegan butter cream
  • 1 cup of softened or room temp vegan margarine
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-5 tablespoons soy milk


1. Heat oven to 350.

2. Line cupcake pan with liners.

3. In a large bowl put all dry ing together, oat flour, all purpose flour, baking soda, take a fork and run it throu to blend it all together.

4. In a small glass or bowl add the 3 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon of flax seed. Mix it together and let it set. It will gel up on its own.

5. Mix.  Add softened vegan margarine and sugar. Mix on med speed to a light and fluffy texture. Scrape down the sides

6. Add in your vanilla, soy milk, flax seed mix, and canned sweet potato to the butter ans sugar mix. Blend on medium speed until smooth.

7. Scrape down the sides every few minutes so all the sweet potatoes are well mixed. 

8. Add in the dry ingredients in three parts. Mix until no more white flour is showing, scraping down the sides. Once all the ingredients are mixed, you can start filling your cupcake pans. Pour the batter 2/3 the way up in each liner.

9. Place pans into the pre-heated oven and cook for 10-12 min. Check after 10 minites with tooth pick in center. Allow them to cool for at least thirty minutes before frosting.

The Spiced Butter Cream:

  1. In the mixing bowl place the vegan butter, and powdered sugar, and blend together until smooth.
  2. Add in the soy milk little at a time, just until it's nice a fluffy.
  3. Add in the cinnamon and ginger spices.
  4. Place in refrigerator until ready to use.
  5. It's best to frost cupcakes when they are cool to the touch.



*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. The Flaming Vegan Crew
    The Flaming Vegan Crew
    Your first post! Welcome to The Flaming Vegan. These look great, we LOVE sweet potatoes!
    1. Getting fit with the V
      Getting fit with the V
      Thank you I do to I hope you gets to try them, you can alway use another frosting as well too. But they come out nice, more like a muffin texture. Thank you
  2. Scott Desmond
    I have read your other post here for Choclate chip avocado sorbert. This one looks very good too. I will have to say I am not a big fan on sweet potatoes and I might not try this recipe. I do not eat much sweets at all. I will copy this recipe and if one day I have a need to make cup cakes I will try this one. I can not vote for you at this time but I will come again tomorrow and casts some votes. I have promised to vote on your other recipe and also on another one too. I will see if I can also vote on this. Thank you so much for taking your time to write here and share your recipes with everyone who is new to the vegan world.
    1. Getting fit with the V
      Getting fit with the V
      Thank you, the cupcake can be made with pumpkin,or yams if you like then better then the sweet potato. I hope you get the chance to try it. Thank you again.
      1. Scott Desmond
        I have come back to vote as promised.
  3. Akanksha
    wow...looks yummy! Welcome to The Flaming Vegan!
    1. Getting fit with the V
      Getting fit with the V
      Thank you.
  4. Nitmat
    Looks awesome & tempting. Thanks for sharing. Voted!
  5. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    awww...such cute cupcakes, look so tempting. Here goes my vote #12 :)
  6. No Name
    Welcome Catherine to the Flaming Vegan. Can I ask you if tab means tablespoon. I see on here you say teaspoon just want to make sure I do not add the wrong measurements to this. It looks very good. thank you for sharing. Voted
    1. Getting fit with the V
      Getting fit with the V
      Yes, Tab means tablespoons . Hope you enjoy them.
  7. Veganara
    Voted. These look amazing! Like NoMeatVegan, I am not a big fan of sweet potatoes either, but I imagine they work really well in cupcakes, because of their natural sweetness (like carrots). This is a great way to eat them!


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