What’s Baking roundup – Sweet Potatoes and Pumpkins, Oh My!

Happy Halloween, everybody! I am so excited to be the host for our What’s Baking group this month. Since I love to bake with pumpkin and had a goal to bake with sweet potatoes, I decided to choose pumpkin and sweet potatoes as this month’s theme. Participants could choose to bake with one or both ingredients this month. As you can see, everyone had fantastic contributions for our theme, and I can’t wait to try them all. Let’s get to the roundup, shall we?

Melissa of I Was Born to Cook made these Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes for her coworkers in two different offices. I don’t know about you, but I would be thrilled if my coworkers brought these in for me to enjoy! Hint, hint.

Jen at Beantown Baker made Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Oat Bars. I already love pumpkin, but the addition of dulce de leche definitely makes these swoon-worthy. I need some of these ASAP.

Catherine over at Pursuing Domestic Goddess-ness made some amazing Pumpkin Maple Beer Cookies. My husband and I have been sampling all kinds of pumpkin beer this fall, and these cookies sound like a fabulous way to use them in baking!

Heather Lynne, who is the author of Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, created a no-fuss but mouth-watering Pumpkin Crunch Custard Cake. This sounds like a great recipe for my next work potluck!

Nicole from Seven Ate Nine regularly makes things with both pumpkins and sweet potatoes and found a recipe for Pumpkin Chili that sounds just perfect for the chilly autumn days. I may suggest this to my husband for our next indoor tailgate!

Kim at Just Baked made Martha’s Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing for her husband and kids to enjoy. Talk about heaven in a cookie! I’d love to try some if there are any extras left over, but it’s doubtful since these were such a huge hit at her house.

Ange of The Tiny Tyrant’s Kitchen baked Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Swiss Meringue Buttercream for her 5th wedding anniversary. She and her husband taste tested over a dozen pumpkin beers before finding the perfect one for these cupcakes. Now that’s a homework assignment I wouldn’t mind doing!

Jaida of Sweet Beginnings baked Pumpkin Biscuits from her pumpkin e-cookbook for her contribution. She recommends smearing the biscuits with some maple butter for an even tastier breakfast treat. Um, yes please!

I am only one of two people that made something with sweet potato. I baked Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Brown Butter Butter Cream Cheese Frosting. It is the one thing that finally made me love and respect sweet potatoes.

Joanna of Kosher Kitchen made a batch of Pumpkin-Parmesan Biscuits. These were so good that her husband ate two of them and then stole the one she was eating! If that’s not a sign of a good recipe, then I don’t know what is!

Jenna at Jenna’s Cooking Journey baked Pumpkin Scones. She is enjoying the fall colors and changing leaves on the East Coast and finally got to cross scones off her baking bucket list! These sound absolutely divine.

Cara from The Boys Made Me Do It baked a Pumpkin Dump Cake so she could try a new pumpkin dessert before Thanksgiving. This seems like the perfect recipe if you want something impressive that doesn’t take a lot of time (and you can literally throw all the ingredients together very quickly).

And finally, Ammie of Adventures In My Kitchen contributed her Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes for the challenge. She liked being able to tailor each potato to individual tastes. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving side dish!

Kim from Just Baked is next month’s What’s Baking hostess and chose pie as our theme. Be sure to stop by her blog in early December to see what kinds of pie everyone made!


  1. Krystal Regueiro
    November 2, 2012 / 6:20 pm

    Mmm, I love your sweet potato cupcakes!!!! They look fantastic!

  2. justbakedbyme
    November 7, 2012 / 1:41 pm

    Everything looks so delicious! How does one decide which recipe to start with? Thanks for hosting!

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