If you love candied yams, you’ll love this combo of fluffy sweet potato cupcakes with a toasted marshmallow meringue! The perfect treat to welcome fall!
I usually look forward to fall. Pumpkin spice lattes are back on café menus and it gives me the perfect excuse to bust out my box of boots, chunky knit scarves, and cozy cardigans. Like, who cares that it’s still 80 degrees out?
Well, this year was different. As soon as September rolled around, fall seemed like a giant dark cloud coming to rain on my parade. And by parade, I mean summer break—the fun and seemingly never-ending family staycation. Where we stayed up late each night and slept in most mornings. Where big family breakfasts were a daily thing and work (for me anyway) was totally optional. Ah, summer…how I miss you!
One of the pros (and also a con) of working for yourself is that you make your own schedule. It’s usually not a big deal, because I’m a self-starter who’s good at taking the initiative—I would’ve made the best homeschool student!
I just think my mind is stuck in “vacation” mode and I haven’t been able to find a way out of it yet.
I thought an autumnal treat would give me the boost of excitement I needed for the start of fall in a few days. Guys, it actually worked! I mean, how could you not get excited over fluffy, sweet potato cake full of warm spices and topped with a cloud-like swirl of toasted marshmallow?! It’s like one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes—candied yams—in dessert form! YUM!
I’m officially excited for fall time now! 🙌 Bring on the mulled cider, shorter days, fall leaves, pumpkin pie, and soups galore! Can’t. Wait! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these sweet potato cupcakes with toasted marshmallow meringue!
In case you were wondering, or think that sweet potato in cake sounds weird, these cupcakes taste very pumpkin-y. And the toasted marshmallow meringue tastes like, well, toasted marshmallow! It such a delicious combo, not to mention a great excuse to break out that kitchen torch you never get to use!
But don’t worry, if you don’t have a torch, you can just as easily stick these under the broiler for a few seconds to toast the meringue. Just keep a close eye as the meringue can burn easily!
I hope you enjoy these, friends! Happy almost fall!Print
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