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Yummy Yam Frosting

Reprinted from Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008)

This naturally sweet, beautiful golden-orange frosting comes from the creative mind of Rita Carey.  Use it to top cookies, cupcakes, quick breads, graham crackers or gingerbread people or our Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
.  This recipe makes enough to frost two dozen cookies or a one-layer cake.

1 cup mashed baked yams
cup softened cream cheese
1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup or
1 teaspoon lemon or orange juice

Place yams, cream cheese, butter, syrup and juice in a bowl and cream together.  Puree this mixture with a hand mixer or in a food processor to a smooth, spreadable consistency.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Makes - 1 cup frosting

FOR BABIES 6 MONTHS & OLDER:  Reserve some extra baked yam.  Mash well and serve.

* vegans can substitute 2 ounces of silken tofu


Lance Rosen
One of the very best! /Lance
October 28, 2009, 10:19 am

susan hannan
so love your site...the recipes and imagery are phenomenal...i have cooked numerous recipes and they are greeted with YUMMY...keep up the good work and thank you..HI TO BRAD...susan asia hannan
October 28, 2009, 10:53 am

JoAnn Christensen
I have mistaken my daughters' outfits for costumes many times! Thanks for the laughs. Jo
October 28, 2009, 3:56 pm

Christin McDowell
Great idea! Should we freeze or refrigerate the leftovers?
October 28, 2009, 10:36 pm

Cynthia Lair
I've never tried freezing it, refrigeration should be fine. Leftovers?
October 29, 2009, 6:34 am

this frosting is fantastic! even my 4 year old agrees...
October 29, 2009, 1:50 pm

I just got your cook book and it's amazing!!! Thank you :)
November 1, 2009, 3:54 pm

Jenna L
Well... I MEANT to frost my pumpkin muffins with this. Sadly - my husband ran out of the room with the bowl, a spoon, and a muttered 'Mine!' tossed over his shoulder as he took his prize to his office. I think I can safely assume this is a repeat recipe to tuck into the arsenal! Thanks.
December 9, 2009, 9:47 am

Brooke Kingston
We're huge fans of this fantastic stuff. Thank you for giving me the perfect frosting for baby's first birthday cake. We'll reduce the sweetener for him, frost it on top of your millet cake recipe, and won't he be one happy guy? (And I'll be one happy mama because baby is not starting his second year of life eating junk!) Wonderful, wonderful stuff here...many thanks to you all!
March 31, 2011, 2:08 am

Kai Whitaker
I absolutely love this recipe however I was wondering if I could use these frozen whipped yam patties. They are really fluffy after being thaughed and I was just wondering I could use those as the yam.
November 17, 2014, 1:50 pm

Cynthia Lair
Kai, I've never used the frozen kind. Let me know how it turns out!
November 17, 2014, 2:07 pm

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