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Sweet Potato MuffCake – Basic Recipe

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This is a toss-up between a muffin and a cupcake, so I decided to give it the name ‘MuffCake’. A perfect dessert or snack.


  • 1 cup of sweet potatoes (3 medium)
  • ½ cup butter (sweet)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 ½ cups shifted flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup of milk
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Preheat oven at 375°

Preparation before cooking muffcakes

Scrub and wash potatoes in cold running water. Dry with paper towel and place in a baking pan or on a baking sheet and put in oven.

  • Bake for 25 minutes without covering.
  • Make sure potatoes are puffy to the touch before removing from the oven.
  • Allow them to cool down for about 10 minutes before removing and discarding skin.
Continue preparation before cooking
  • In a mixing bowl add potatoes and mash with a fork until potatoes have no lumps.
  • Now add melted butter, oil, vanilla, lemon juice, eggs and sugar.
  • Mix at medium high-speed for about 3 minutes making sure that the mixture is smooth.
  • In a large bowl add shifted flour, salt and baking powder. Mix with a fork for 2 minutes.
  • Combine all ingredients into your mixing bowl and mix at medium high-speed for 2 minutes.
  • Batter will be pretty thick, add milk and continue to mix for about 1 minute on medium high-speed. The batter should be well blended, slightly thick and smooth.
  • Now you are ready to begin filling your non stick muffin pans.
  • Pour batter evenly not to the top of each muffin cup

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  • Place in oven on middle rack.
  • Cook for 30 minutes.
  • Muffcakes are done when you can prick the center with a tooth pick and it comes out clear!
  • Remove from oven and wait 1 minute before removing from pan.

Preparation time: 22 minutes
Cooking time: 55 minutes
Total time: 1 hours 17 minutes
Yield: 2 dozen

♥ Chef Ann’s ‘MuffCake’ Note:
  • If you do not have a mixer, you can do this by hand. It will take an extra 15 minutes. You will need to stir ingredients very well until it is mixed thoroughly.
  • Make sure that you test the center of the muffcakes before removing them from the oven.
  • As stated earlier a tooth pick is the best gauge for testing.
Helpful information

Source: The benefits of the sweet potato | Chef Ann’s blog

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