Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Sweet Potato Pound Cake Recipe

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gina gilmore

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@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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Sweet Potato Pound Cake

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.

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Course/Dish: Cakes




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