These gluten-free, dairy-free, and butter-free, Sweet Potato Cupcakes are inspired by Brick Street Café’s Sweet Potato Cake. These cupcakes are decadently moist – even though they err on the side of being healthier!
These Sweet Potato Cupcakes are gluten-free and dairy-free. They are super moist in part due to the slightly over-baked sweet potato and banana in them.
With hints of cinnamon and ginger, these cupcakes are an equal-opportunity sensory pleaser!
I used a ginger and cinnamon-spiked, non-dairy whipped topping on some, but, my daughter said they were just fine on their own!
What are the ingredients needed to make these sweet potato cupcakes?
You will need the following 12 ingredients:
- coconut oil, in its solid form – not melted
- brown sugar
- sweet potato
- soy milk
- lemon juice
- gluten-Free Flour Blend
- baking soda
- baking powder
Please see the recipe card below for exact measurements.
A few tips:
- If the sweet potato is slightly overcooked, it works better in this recipe.
- The riper the banana, the better.
- This is a dairy-free recipe. However, if lactose is your friend, please substitute the soy milk and lemon juice for buttermilk.
- And, if you would rather use a gluten-full flour, then you can substitute the GF flour blend for some all-purpose flour.
Recently, a friend shared her recipe for the famous Brick Street Chocolate cake. And she raved on and on about the Brick Street Cafe. Well, I love chocolate cake. No, make that, I love cake!
So, I figured that my daughter and I would hop in the car and drive on up to Greenville, South Carolina to Brick Street Cafe to taste a slice of their cake.
Of course, the plan was to drive on up, eat chocolate cake and drive on back. But, as most plans seem to go these days, things didn’t pan out quite like that.
You see, we were convinced by a patron, to also try the sweet potato cake. Since we had driven all the way there, we figured why not. And gosh-darn-it! That sweet potato cake was downright scintillating!
With our bellies full of chocolate cake and sweet potato cake, I really didn’t want to sit in a car for a couple of hours, so we took a gander through the area and happened on Falls Park and a one-of-a-kind performance by painter, Brian Olsen! My mind was blown watching him totally convert a black canvas in less than 10 minutes!
After checking out Falls Park, Reedy River Falls and Artisphere in downtown Greenville, we headed home and on that whole drive back I couldn’t stop thinking of that sweet potato cake!
So, when I got home, I figured I would whip up a healthier version, in cupcake-sized portions, that we could enjoy on our movie night.
And, y’all, that’s how these Sweet Potato Cupcakes ended up here on the blog!
Deadpool was on the menu for our movie night when we got back home, along with these Sweet Potato Cupcakes!
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