Mini Sweet Potato Protein Cupcakes

12 Cakes137 cals

These Mini Sweet Potato Cakes are healthy, delicious, packed with protein, and great for ANY occasion! Did I mention they’re topped with a mouth-watering brown sugar frosting!?

Tips:

  • Top them with some toasted marshmallows!
  • Keep this in the fridge and it’ll last around 7-10 days!
Mini Sweet Potato Cakes Recipe

Mini Sweet Potato Protein Cupcakes

Craving a dessert but can't afford the sugar? Try these healthy, delicious, and easy to make Protein Sweet Potato Cakes topped with a protein frosting!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, cupcakes, healthy, sweet potato
Servings: 12 Cakes
Calories: 137kcal
Cost: $3.50
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, cupcakes, healthy, sweet potato
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Cakes
Calories: 137kcal
Cost: $3.50

Ingredients

Cakes

  • 1 Pound Sweet Potato16 Ounces (or Pumpkin)
  • 3 Large Whole Eggsor 6 Large Egg Whites
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce122g (or 1 Banana)
  • 2 Scoops Protein Powder60g Vanilla
  • ½ Cup Almond Flour56g
  • 6 Tablespoons Coconut Flour45g (or Oat Flour)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Teaspoons Light Brown Sugar8g
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Frosting

  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese120g Fat Free
  • 5.3 Ounces Greek Yogurt150g Fat Free Vanilla
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons Light Brown Sugar8g

Instructions

  • Cook your Sweet Potato
  • To quickly cook it in the microwave all you have to do is peel it, poke it a few times with a fork, put it in the microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, flip it over, and microwave it again for 3 1/2 minutes
  • Take out a food processor and add all of the ingredients for your cakes into it
  • Process everything together
  • Coat a pan or silicone cups with some non-stick cooking spray
  • Evenly distribute your mix into them
  • Bake on 350F/176C for 15-20 minutes
  • Take out a bowl, add all of your Frosting ingredients into it, and mix all of those together until it starts to get fluffy
  • Once your cakes cool top them with your Frosting

Video

Notes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 1651
  • Fat: 47g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 1518mg
  • Carbs: 171g
  • Fiber: 26g
  • Sugar: 47g
  • Protein: 136g
 
Calories in each cake (if you make 12):
  • Calories: 137
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 126.5mg
  • Carbs: 14.2g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Sugar: 3.9g
  • Protein: 11.3g

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.2g | Protein: 11.3g | Fat: 3.9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 126.5mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 3.9g

Ingredients

Cakes

  • 1 Pound Sweet Potato 16 Ounces (or Pumpkin)
  • 3 Large Whole Eggs or 6 Large Egg Whites
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce 122g (or 1 Banana)
  • 2 Scoops Protein Powder 60g Vanilla
  • ½ Cup Almond Flour 56g
  • 6 Tablespoons Coconut Flour 45g (or Oat Flour)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Teaspoons Light Brown Sugar 8g
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Frosting

  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese 120g Fat Free
  • 5.3 Ounces Greek Yogurt 150g Fat Free Vanilla
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons Light Brown Sugar 8g

Instructions

  • Cook your Sweet Potato
  • To quickly cook it in the microwave all you have to do is peel it, poke it a few times with a fork, put it in the microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, flip it over, and microwave it again for 3 1/2 minutes
  • Take out a food processor and add all of the ingredients for your cakes into it
  • Process everything together
  • Coat a pan or silicone cups with some non-stick cooking spray
  • Evenly distribute your mix into them
  • Bake on 350F/176C for 15-20 minutes
  • Take out a bowl, add all of your Frosting ingredients into it, and mix all of those together until it starts to get fluffy
  • Once your cakes cool top them with your Frosting

Video

Notes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 1651
  • Fat: 47g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 1518mg
  • Carbs: 171g
  • Fiber: 26g
  • Sugar: 47g
  • Protein: 136g
 
Calories in each cake (if you make 12):
  • Calories: 137
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 126.5mg
  • Carbs: 14.2g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Sugar: 3.9g
  • Protein: 11.3g

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.2g | Protein: 11.3g | Fat: 3.9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 126.5mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 3.9g

1 Comment

  1. Amy@RidingWithEsther on May 29, 2019 at 12:00 am

    You forgot to mention that these are adorable and bite sized too! I’m wondering if adding a marshmallow into the center of the batter when cooking would make these the best sweet potato muffins ever… Amazing!

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