Sweet Potato Cupcakes, Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting, Candied Pecans Recipe

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with 18 paper liners, set aside.
  2. Make the sweet potato puree by processing the sweet potatoes in a food processor. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger and nutmeg.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and eggs. Add the dry ingredients. Whisk in the sweet potato puree. Fill each cupcake in the prepared pan three-quarters full of batter.
  4. Bake until the tops spring back when touched and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool.
  5. To assemble: Frost the cupcakes with the Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting. Sprinkle with the Candied Pecans.
  6. This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use, therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
  7. Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting:
  8. In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until creamy. Add the butter and beat until well incorporated. Add the light brown sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, beating until well incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  9. Candied Pecans:
  10. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  11. Beat the egg white in a bowl until frothy; whisk 4 teaspoons water and the vanilla extract into the egg. Stir the sugar, cinnamon and salt into the egg mixture. Add the chopped pecans, stir to coat completely. Spread the pecans onto the baking sheet. Bake the pecans, stirring about every 20 minutes, until the coating forms a glaze, about 1 hour. Allow to cool on the baking sheet.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1690.68 Kcal (7079 kJ)
Calories from fat 877.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 97.49g 150%
Cholesterol 122.8mg 41%
Sodium 1542.33mg 64%
Potassium 2737.54mg 58%
Total Carbs 194.28g 65%
Sugars 125.61g 502%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Protein 17.55g 35%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 10%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 162.4mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 459.05 Kcal (1922 kJ)
Calories from fat 238.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.47g 150%
Cholesterol 33.34mg 41%
Sodium 418.77mg 64%
Potassium 743.29mg 58%
Total Carbs 52.75g 65%
Sugars 34.1g 502%
Dietary Fiber 0.95g 14%
Protein 4.77g 35%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 10%
Iron 0.4mg 9%
Calcium 44.1mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 41.2
  • 47

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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