Yummy Yam Frosting Recipe

Yummy Yam Frosting Recipe

  • Makes: 3/4 to 1 cup (12-16 Servings)
  • Ready In: 5 mins
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time:

Loaded with golden-orange color, sweet earthy flavor and A and C nutrients. An awesome way to utilize leftover yams and sweet potatoes. Frost up muffins, ginger cookies, carrot cake or raisin bread and you will become very popular. This recipe makes enough to frost two dozen cookies or a one-layer cake.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Feeding the Whole Family (third edition) by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008).

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 36
  • Protein: g
  • Sodium: 12mg
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g


  1. 1 cup mashed baked yams
    ¼ cup softened cream cheese*
    1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
    2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar
    1 teaspoon lemon or orange juice


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

    FOR BABIES 6 MONTHS & OLDER: Reserve some extra baked yam. Mash well and serve.
    * vegans can substitute 2 ounces of silken tofu

Cynthia Lair

Cynthia is an Assistant Professor and Culinary Curriculum Director at Bastyr University. She is also the host of the online cooking show Cookus Interruptus featuring over 170 recipes and the author of Feeding the Whole Family and the new Feeding the Young Athlete. Watch her TEDx talk How to Cut an Onion!

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