We all have that breaking point, that point when enough is enough!
And, last week, I reached mine!
Last week, I (and my keyboard) had had enough of drooling over Allie’s infamous rendition of Brick Street Chocolate Cake. My daughter tried to convince me that if I duplicated Allie’s recipe, we could pace ourselves in devouring it. However, I know the limits of my restraint when it comes to chocolate cake, so I figured we’d hop in the car (armed with my Samsung Galaxy S5 – powered by Walmart Family Mobile’s PLUS Plan) and drive on up to Greenville, South Carolina to Brick Street Cafe to get just one slice, instead!
Of course, the plan was to drive on up using the Waze app on my phone (thanks to the new PLUS Plan, I don’t have to lug around a separate GPS too), 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. 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!
These Sweet Potato Cupcakes are gluten 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!