Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sneaky Chocolate Cupcakes

Do you love the sneaky chef?  I go back and forth about this method, of trying to sneak vegetable and fruit purees into desserts. Today my son really wanted me to make cupcakes. I said I would and then I busted out some sweet potato puree and had him but it in the batter. I want to be a little less sneaky about what I feed him. YUCK! he said over and over again. Then he tried the cake batter and was all like, YUM!

Sneaky Chocolate Cupcakes- yields 20 cupcakes
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1/2  cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup baking  cocoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  1. heat oven to 350*
  2. line muffin tines with cupcake liners
  3. beat all ingredients with electric mixer on high speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 15 minutes before frosting.
chocolate cream cheese frosting
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup Nestle Quick
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Whip with electric mixer on high for 1 minute.
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Becca D said...

Just started reading your blog---those cupcakes look delicious! Interesting that there is still a stick of butter in there--it seems like sometimes, the sneaky chef recipes only manage to sneak healthy ingredients in there, because they mask them with other delicious ingredients (like, erm, butter). I'll have to try using sweet potato though!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

The sneaky chef is a power trip. At least that's what I call it. As moms we need to feel power over somethings and putting some (any) healthier ingredients makes me feel like "take that!"

It's silly, I know.

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