Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sweet Potato Frosting

sweet potato frosting atop chocolate cake

Sweet potatoes are such a warm welcoming sign of fall/winter.  I pretty much keep mashed sweet potatoes in my fridge to heat up for lunch, dinner, or a warm snack.

I love to sneak veggies into places they're not normally found.  There are countless delicious and surprising (I consider this one pretty surprising) was to incorporate vegetables into what ever you're whipping up especially desserts.

This sweet potato frosting is rich and thick and everything that frosting on a piece of tender cake should be.

Sweet Potato Frosting

1 cup mashed and smooth sweet potato
4 oz. semi sweet baking chocolate (1 bar)
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp milk (optional if it's too thick)

(this recipe is enough for 1 9x9 round single layer cake) 

Bake 1-2 sweet potatoes until they are extra knife tender. Peel your potatoes and mash. Measure out 1 cup. Add chopped semi sweet chocolate, butter and sweet potato to a pot on the stove. Stir continuously as the chocolate melts.  Let the chocolate sweet potato cool for an hour.

Grab a hand held mixer and whip together sweet potatoes, confectioners sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Top a cake or cupcakes and you don't even have to share that the frosting is made from sweet potatoes! 

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