sweet potato cake

★★★★★ 1
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By Cecelia Anderson
from Cleveland, OH

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves Makes 10-12 servings
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For sweet potato cake

  • 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

How To Make sweet potato cake

  • 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.

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