Sweet Potato Cupcakes


by: Anncoo

I made this Sweet Potato Cupcakes two days ago and it was the best treat for everyone at home. This recipe was adapted from my favourite book Okashi, sweet treats made with love. It was a very healthy steamed cake, no eggs or butter required. So easy to make and adding sweet potato in the cupcakes make them extra soft and delicious. This is definitely a keeper and I'll make with purple sweet potato next time.


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serves: 6

230 g Sweet Potato

50 g Brown Sugar

120 g Plain flour (sift together with baking powder)

1 tbsp Baking powder

1/2 tsp Sea salt

120 g Soy milk (I used reduced sugar soy milk)

1 tsp Vanilla extract

20 g Canola oil or salad oil

30 g Raisins

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories: 193

  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 231.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.7 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  •     Sugars: 12.9 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

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1.  Method:

2.  Line muffin pan with paper cases. Set aside.

3.  Wash and peel sweet potato into small cubes. Place in a pot and add 2 tablespoon sugar. Pour in just enough water to cover. Simmer until sweet potatoes soften and drain. Measure 60g sweet potato and mash with a fork.

4.  Place brown sugar, sea salt and mashed potato in a bowl and beat well.

5.  Add soy milk, vanilla extract and canola oil and mix well with a hand whisk.

6.  Add flour mixture and fold well with a rubber spatula. Add 3/4 of the cubed sweet potatoes and raisins to batter and fold in.

7.  Spoon batter into prepared paper cases. Top each with remaining pieces of sweet potatoes.

8.  Heat water in a steamer until boiling, then steam cupcakes over high heat for 20 minutes or until well risen. Remove from steamer and leave to cool on a wire rack.

9.  Serve cupcakes warm or at room temperature.

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