My Delicious Gingered Sweet Potato Pineapple Cake

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This cake came about with having 3 sweet potatoes in my pantry, that would soon be going bad...I had some candied ginger in my fridge and plenty of pineapple, so I thought, what a great combination...so here is my ending results...scrumptiously moist & delicious! Sweet potatoes aren't just for Thanksgiving!

Enjoy my recipe!


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Comments:

Serves:

12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 3/4 c
cooked & peeled sweet potato - mashed ( about 3 med potatoes )
20 oz
crushed pineapple - drained and juice squeezed out
2 c
sugar
1 c
oil
4
eggs
2 3/4 c
flour
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
candied ginger - minced
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
vanilla extract

GLAZE

1 - 1 1/4 c
confectioners' sugar
1/2 c
chopped pecans
1/3 c
heavy cream
1/2 c
butter
3/4 c
brown sugar
1 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degree F.

Spray a 9 - 12 cup Bundt cake pan with non stick cooking spray - I use bakers secret.
2
Pierce potatoes and microwave for roughly 8 minutes, cool, peel and cut into chunks.
3
In a medium bowl, whisk together, flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, candied ginger and salt. Set aside.
4
In a medium sized bowl; mix potatoes with well drained pineapple, until potatoes are smooth.
5
Add oil and sugar, mix until well blended. Add eggs 2 at a time, blending well after each addition.
6
Now, add flour mixture and beat until well blended. Stir in vanilla.
7
Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan. Bake for 60 - 65 minutes or until pick inserted comes out clean.
8
Cool cake on rack for 15 minutes, carefully turn cake onto serving platter and finish cooling completely. Make glaze when cake is just luke warm.
9
Glaze:

Sift powdered sugar in mixing bowl with chopped pecans.


In a medium saucepan; add cream, sugar and butter. Over low heat; melt butter and sugar together, until sugar is melted. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously for 2 minutes.

Pour into the confectioners' sugar and pecan mixture. Whisk until smooth...if you want a thicker glaze add more sugar. I let it set up for a few minutes, then pour over cake. Delicious!
10
Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American