Pumpkin bread is a thing. (A delicious thing). Pumpkin muffins are most definitely a thing. Sweet potato pie and sweet potato casserole are definitely good things. But sweet potato cupcakes? Not so much. Well, we’re here to change that. These cupcakes are rich, moist, spiced bits of autumnal heaven, and they can be yours whenever you want.
Even in mid-August! Especially in mid-August. Without the frosting, they might be able to pass for a very sweet, hedonistic breakfast muffins. But come on – why would anyone say no to cream cheese frosting? Someone with way more willpower than us, that’s for sure. So keep the frosting and serve these cupcakes as a lovely, grown-up dessert after a late summer dinner, and everyone will be happy.