Sweet Potato Cake

Cecelia Anderson


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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Makes 10-12 servings
35 Min


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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
1 c
canola oil
large eggs
2/3 c
sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
shredded sweetened coconut
1 c
chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


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

How to Make Sweet Potato Cake


  • 1Cook 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.
  • 2Preheat 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.
  • 3Combine sweet potato, sugar, oil eggs, and condensed milk in large bowl; beat at medium speed with mixer until well combined.
  • 4Add flour mixture, beating until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Stir in coconut, and nuts, if desired. Spoon into prepared pans.
  • 5Bake 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers of cakes comes out clean.
  • 6Cool on wire racks for 5 minutes, remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.
  • 7Place 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)
  • 8Beat cream cheese in large bowl at medium speed until fluffy; gradually add sugar.
  • 9Add vanilla; beat until smooth.

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About Sweet Potato Cake

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

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