Sweet Potato Pound Cake Recipe

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Sweet Potato Pound Cake

gina gilmore

By
@ggilmore

I have been making this cake since the mid 1960's. It was my Dad's favorite and I made it for him every year for Thanksgiving. He always liked it as a layer cake with the same frosting you would put on a German Chocolate Cake. I prefer it with a plain sugar glaze using maple extract instead of vanilla.


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Rating:

Serves:

12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
cooking oil
2 c
sugar
4
eggs (separated)
2 1/2 c
flour
3 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
nutmeg
1 1/2 c
mashed sweet potatos (use fresh, not canned)
1 c
pecans (optional)
1 tsp
vanilla
4 Tbsp
hot (not boiling) water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350. Combine oil and sugar and beat until smooth. Separate four eggs and add yolks to liquid mixture and beat well. Add 4 tablespoons hot water.
2
Mix all dry ingredients together and add to liquid ingredients beating well. Stir in sweet potato and nuts. Add vanilla and beat, then fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
3
Bake in greased bundt pan for one hour - test with wood skewer for doneness.
4
You may cook in three 9" pans if you prefer a layer cake. Put it together with the same frosing you would use on a German Chocolate Cake or a good Cream Cheese Frosting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes