I’m in California this week getting away from the freezing cold of St. Louis. Like all good media on vacation, I bring you a rerun.
When Barack Obama spoke in St. Louis earlier this year, he mentioned that one of his favorite desserts was sweet potato pie. It also happens to be one of mine!
With that in mind, if you are looking for cupcakes to make for your inauguration party, I propose sweet potato pie cupcakes.
Astute readers will note that the photo above is of my pumpkin cup-pies (mini pumpkin pie cupcakes). I did warn you that this was going to be a rerun. For the inauguration, I would suggest that you follow the cup-pie instructions from my post, but instead of making the pumpkin pie filling, make sweet potato pie filling.
It just so happens that I have a sweet potato pie recipe that is tried and true. I found it as a kid in the Williamsburg Cookbook and I have made this recipe probably more than any other recipe (that includes cupcakes!). Here is that sweet potato pie filling:
Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes
Sweet Potato Pie Filling
- 1 1/2 C canned sweet potatoes mashed
- 2/3 C sugar
- 2 T butter melted
- 1/2 t nutmeg
- 1/2 t vanilla
- 1/2 t salt
- 2 T lemon juice
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1 C light cream
- Mix sweet potatoes and sugar.
- Add butter, nutmeg, vanilla, salt, and lemon juice. Mix well.
- Gradually add eggs and cream. Mix until smooth.
Enjoy the inauguration, and I’ll respond to any blog comments when I’m back from California or if I decide to break my own rule and get on the computer during vacation.