Holiday Sweet Potato Cake

Kimi Gaines

By
@kimijo

I have never made a sweet potato cake before. This cake reminded me a lot of carrot cake, but had a different taste all of it's own. I will definitely make it again. The dried cranberries were delicious in it and made the cake a festive part on the top.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

2 c
all-purpose flour
1 c
sugar
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
3/4 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon, ground
2 c
shredded peeled sweet potato (1 large)
3/4 c
canola or vegetable oil
8 oz
can of crushed pineapple, undrained
3
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
dried cranberries

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1/2 c
butter, softened
1 pkg
8 ounces of softened cream cheese
3 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
walnuts, chopped coarsley

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350F. Grease bottom of 2 9 inch round pans or a 13x9 inch pan. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
2
Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt & cinnamon in large bowl. Add sweet potatoes, oil, vanilla extract,eggs & pineapple with juice. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into pans.
3
Bake 25-35 for round cakes and 40-45 for 13/9 pan or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack completely, about 1 hr.
4
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING-BEAT ALL INGREDIENTS IN MEDIUM BOWL WITH AN ELECTRIC MIXER ON MEDIUM SPEED UNTIL SMOOTH. SPREAD ON COOL CAKES.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes