Sweet Potato Fluff Cupcakes
Marshmallow Fluff was invented just north of Boston in Somerville, MA and every year there is a Fluff Festival! The first year I knew about the festival, I was so excited and immediately signed up for the cooking contest! I had so many awesome ideas for what to make, but then I got sick and wasn’t able to recipe test. I came up with this recipe for Maple Bourbon Marshmallow Sweet Potato Cupcakes at the very last minute, and even though it didn’t win, it was way too good not to share!
What is a Sweet Potato Fluff Cupcake?
These are really Maple Bourbon Marshmallow Sweet Potato Cupcakes. Whew, what a name! They are mini bourbon and brown sugar sweet potato cupcakes, covered with a Fluff ganache, and topped with a maple bourbon marshmallow frosting. There is a lot of flavor packed into these little guys.
How to make the bourbon and brown sugar sweet potato cupcakes
You’ll first need to cook and mash your sweet potatoes. Do this in advance if you can so they have time to cool.
As with any cupcake, the first step is to beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Next beat in the eggs, followed by the sweet potatoes. You’ll then alternate adding in dry and wet ingredients until they are fully added and incorporated. Fill your cupcake cups and bake!
How to make the marshmallow ganache
This is the easiest step! You’ll put Fluff in a heatproof bowl, heat the cream until hot, and then pour the cream over the marshmallows! Let it sit for a little bit so the heat from the cream melts the Fluff, and then stir till smooth! Spoon this deliciousness over the tops of your cooled cupcakes.
How to make the maple bourbon marshmallow frosting
This might be even easier than the ganache! You’ll beat the butter until it’s fluffy, and then you’ll add in all the other ingredients and beat until smooth! Top the cooled and ganached cupcakes with a dollop of frosting!
Y’all, I know this sounds crazy. I really do. So many flavors in such a tiny cupcake. But I promise you these flavors blend so perfectly and deliciously. These Sweet Potato Fluff Cupcakes make a perfect mini treat!