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RICHMOND, Va. - Local baking entrepreneur Jeaketa Manga made a return visit to our LIVE show and whipped up her signature homemade Sweet Potato Cupcakes, topped with a homemade brown sugar and cinnamon frosting.  These perfect little bites for fall are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.  For more information you can visit   


Sweet Potato cupcakes

(Makes 18 cupcakes)  

2 cups sweet potato puree

2 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp ginger 

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1 cup unsalted butter

1 cup brown sugar 

1 cup granulated sugar 

4 large eggs 



Set oven to 350 degrees.  

Cream together your butter and sugars.  Add your eggs and vanilla.   In a separate bowl,  whisk together flour,  baking powder,  baking soda,  salt,  ginger,  and nutmeg.   Add the dry ingredients to the wet.  Whisk in the sweet potato puree.  Fill cupcake tins 2/3 full.   Bake for 20 minutes.  


Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Frosting

 4 cups powdered sugar 

1 cup brown sugar 

1/2 cup unsalted butter 

1 tsp vanilla

3 Tbsp of milk (or as much as needed)