Sweet Potato Cake

Cecelia Anderson

By
@ceander

I first saw this recipe in a pamphlet, and I held on to it for about six years. I always said I was going to try it. Well I finally did. My first cake, I left out the coconut and the nuts, and just made a plain batter, and baked it in a bundt pan. It came out very moist and delicious. Just make sure you don't overfill the bundt pan. Fill it up a little over half-way.


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Serves:

Makes 10-12 servings

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb
sweet potatoes (about 2 large)
2 c
self rising flour
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
2 c
sugar
1 c
canola oil
4
large eggs
2/3 c
sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
shredded sweetened coconut
1 c
chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1
3 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 lb
(about 4 cups) confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook whole potatoes in boiling water to cover until tender, about 20 minutes. Cut open: cool completely. Spoon potato flesh into a bowl; mash until smooth. Measure enough potato puree to equal 1 1/2 cups.
2
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat two 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Combine flour, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon in medium bowl.
3
Combine sweet potato, sugar, oil eggs, and condensed milk in large bowl; beat at medium speed with mixer until well combined.
4
Add flour mixture, beating until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Stir in coconut, and nuts, if desired. Spoon into prepared pans.
5
Bake 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers of cakes comes out clean.
6
Cool on wire racks for 5 minutes, remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.
7
Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/2 cup icing, and top with other cake layer. Spread remaining icing over top and sides of cake.

Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)
8
Beat cream cheese in large bowl at medium speed until fluffy; gradually add sugar.
9
Add vanilla; beat until smooth.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #potato, #Dessert Sweet