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Sweet Potato Cupcakes Inspired by Brick Street Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet Potato Cupcakes Inspired by Brick Street Sweet Potato Cake

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!

Greenville through Samsung

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!

Sweet Potato Cupcakes Inspired by Brick Street Sweet Potato Cake and perfect for #DataAndAMovie Night with FREE VUDU Walmart Family Mobile Movie

Deadpool was on the menu for our movie night when we got back home, along with these Sweet Potato Cupcakes! 

Sweet Potato Cupcakes Inspired by Brick Street Sweet Potato Cake

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!

Sweet Potato Cupcakes Inspired by Brick Street Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet Potato Cupcakes Inspired by Brick Street Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet Potato Cupcakes Inspired by Brick Street Sweet Potato Cake

Yield: 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These, gluten-free, dairy-free and butter-free, Sweet Potato Cupcakes were inspired by Brick Street Cafe's Sweet Potato Cake. These cupcakes are decadently moist - even though they err on the side of being healthier!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 coconut oil, in it's solid form - not melted
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup baked and mashed sweet potato
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a bowl, using an electric mixer, cream coconut oil and brown sugar together for 2 minutes or so
  3. Mix in the eggs
  4. Add in mashed sweet potato, vanilla and banana and mix well
  5. Add in Gluten free flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt, baking power, and baking soda and mix gently
  6. Pour in cup of buttermilk and mix till well incorporated
  7. Pour into lined cupcake tray and bake for 15 minutes
  8. Let cool and if so desired, mix non dairy whipped topping with cinnamon and ginger and decorate cupcakes with it or enjoy as is.

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I have made these cupcakes for several occasions and I never have any leftovers to take home! They are delicious! I always frost them with cream cheese icing. I made them initially for my gluten-free best friend - who when reading the recipe said, "THEY ARE NOT DAIRY-FREE, THERE'S A CUP OF BUTTERMILK IN THE RECIPE!". I just finished making them for a teacher's Back to School Breakfast - as Gluten Free Sweet Potato Muffins with Cream Cheese Icing! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!