A slight flavor of sweet potato make this marshmallow and chocolate glazed coffee cake a delicious treat for breakfast or dessert.
What no streusel topping? You didn’t put a streusel topping on this Sweet Potato Smores Coffeecake. Don’t worry, you won’t miss it. Wave bye-bye to streusel and hello to chocolate and marshmallow glaze. You will be licking your lips for this recipe. The cake is moist and tender with the flavor of sweet potato. The crowning glory is the chocolate and marshmallow glaze though. There could not be a more perfect way to start Thanksgiving day.
Getting to this point took a lot of trial and error, much more error than anything. Originally I tried a to give this more of a sweet potato casserole feel with oranges and marshmallows. Holy yuckiness! It was horrible. Then I got the smores idea and tried a streusel topping with chocolate and marshmallows. Well the cake turned out fantastic but the marshmallows on top burnt. Whoops! Ok, think, think, think. There has to be a way to get this to work. My Mom, in her infinite wisdom, said not to make it so complicated and try a glaze. Mom knows best. That was exactly what I was going for.
Sometimes I get a little carried away with an idea or “twist” to a recipe. In my head, it sounds so good and I can visualize how it will look. It drives me crazy when I cannot figure out how to make a dish I am passionate about work. It will keep me up nights thinking about different methods to make it work. Luckily my family loves to talk about food so brainstorming ideas often gives me the answer I was looking for. Even my little one likes to get into the action. The other day she told me she had a recipe and was so proud of herself when I told her it was a wonderful idea. It actually was a good recipe.
I think a cup of coffee and a slice of Sweet Potato Smores Coffeecake would be perfect for an afternoon snack too. I could use a little “pick me up” right about now. I could eat this cake morning, noon or night. Try it and see if you miss the streusel topping.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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