Sweet Potato Supprise Cake

Sweet Potato Supprise Cake Recipe

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Bobbie Murphy


My husband and the whole family loves this cake. It's a little like a carrot cake, but it's made with shredded sweet potatoes, & it has a homemade coconut pecan frosting. A great combination!

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30 Min
45 Min


1 c
vegetable oil , or coconut oil
2 c
granulated sugar
4 large
egg, separated, (7 eggs for cake & frosting)
1 1/2 c
hot water
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
shredded sweet potatoes
1 c
chopped pecans, or walnuts
1/4 tsp
2 1/2 c
sifted cake flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
ground nutmeg


13 oz
can evaporated milk, (not sweetened condensed milk)
1 c
1 stick
1 tsp
vanilla extract
egg yolks
1 1/2 c
coconut, flaked

How to Make Sweet Potato Supprise Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Grease & flour 3- 8", or 3-9" cake pans, & set aside
  • 2Cake:
    Combine oil, sugar, 4 egg yolks & hot water, just until combined.
  • 3In another bowl combine dry ingredients, and add to oil mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in sweet potatoes, nuts & vanilla.
  • 4In another bowl, beat 4 egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Fold in batter, & try not to deflate the egg whites.
  • 5Pour into prepared cake pans. cool cakes on wire rack, & frost middle & top of cake only.
  • 6Creamy Coconut Frosting:
    Combine all ingredients for frosting, except coconut, in a deep pot, or ( dutch oven). Cook on medium heat, about 12 minutes, stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat, & stir in coconut, and cool. Frost middle & top of cake.

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About Sweet Potato Supprise Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Healthy