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Inauguration Cupcakes – Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes

I took this photo at the St. Louis rally for Obama.
Note that I did not make up the quote.

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:

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Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes

Similar to my pumpkin pie cupcakes, but with a fun sweet potato filling.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potato cupcakes, sweet potato pie, sweet potato pie cupcakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 149kcal
Author Stef


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.


Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 2680IU54%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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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.

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