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Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes With Mascarpone Frosting – Recipe 🧁

These cupcakes are a delicious Thanksgiving dessert!

These super moist, sweet potato pie cupcakes are the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving! They are incredibly easy to make and so delicious. This recipe makes 12 cupcakes. 


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 15 oz sweet potato puree (fresh or canned)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider

For the frosting:

  • 4 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Whisk together the spice cake mix, sweet potato puree and apple cider until combined. Batter will be thick.
  3. Pour batter into a greased or lined muffin tray about 3/4 of the way full.
  4. Bake until cupcakes are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in middle of a cupcake comes out clean (about 20 minutes). Remove and let cool completely. 
  5. Meanwhile, make the frosting by beating the mascarpone in a bowl using a hand or stand mixer. 
  6. While beating, add the almond and vanilla extracts followed by the powdered sugar. Slowly add the whipping cream until the frosting becomes light and fluffy (about 1-3 minutes). Note: Do not over-mix or else the frosting will curdle.  
  7. Spread frosting over cupcakes and serve.


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