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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 325 degree F.

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

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!
10Enjoy!

About this Recipe

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