Spiced Sweet Potato Cake

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Serves: 12
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2 c 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
2 3/4 c flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 c sugar
1 c vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c powdered sugar
3/4 c packed dark brown sugar
1/2 c whipping cream
1/4 c butter
1/4 tsp vanilla

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Cassie * Recipe
Well Seasoned
Great state of, PA
Member Since Dec 2011
Cassie's notes for this recipe:
Great for Thanksgiving! Made this last year, and wasn't a piece left. It's even better the next day. Makes the house smell divine while baking.
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Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Thoroughly grease a 12 cup Bundt pan. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a large mixing bowl combine the sweet potatoes, oil, and sugar. Beat until smooth. Add eggs two at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the flour mixture and beat until just blended. Add the vanilla and mix to incorporate. Transfer the batter to the Bundt pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a cake tester comes out mostly clean. Cool the cake in the pan for about 15 minutes, then invert onto a cake platter.
For the icing, sift the powdered sugar into a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, stir the brown sugar, cream, and butter on med-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour the mixture over the powdered sugar and whisk until it is smooth and lightened in color. Cool the icing until it is lukewarm and falls in thick ribbons from the whisk. Spoon over the cake allowing the icing to flow slowly down the sides.

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user Latisha Jones LuverofChocolate - Sep 12, 2012
This looks delicious! Can't wait to try this.
user Cassie * 1lovetocook1x - Sep 12, 2012
It is delicious, I made it last Thanksgiving, and was a real pleaser!..Let me know if you try it, how you liked it..
user cyndi gillingham cyndiloopoo - Sep 12, 2012
What do you do with the saltine cracker crumbs?
user Cassie * 1lovetocook1x - Sep 12, 2012
Cyndi, thanks for pointing that out, should have just been salt. Not saltines....lol I edited to say salt.
user carlita epperson ittldo - Sep 12, 2012
What about the 1/4 cup butter cream frosting in the icing?

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