Vegan Sweet Potato Spice Cake

Thomasa Moore


The original Sweet Potato Spice cake recipe belongs to Emeril Lagasse: With just a few minor tweaks I was successful in remaking his recipe into this frequently requested vegan cake recipe.

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10 to 12 servings
1 Hr
1 Hr 10 Min


1/2 lb
(or 2 sticks) earth balance margarine, plus 1 tsp.
1 c
packed light brown sugar
1 c
turbinado sugar
2 c
mashed cooked sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs. raw sweet potatoes)
6 tsp
ener-g egg replacer
8 Tbsp
warm water
3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
allspice, ground
1/4 tsp
grated or ground nutmeg
1 c
chopped toasted walnuts (optional)
1/2 c
orange juice
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract


1 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp
orange juice (or slightly more as needed)
1 tsp
grated orange zest (optional)

How to Make Vegan Sweet Potato Spice Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
    Butter a 12 cup bundt pan with 1 teaspoon margarine and set aside.
  • 2In a small bowl mix together the 6 teaspoons of Ener-G egg replacer with the 8 tablespoons warm water, stir to combine ingredients and set aside.
  • 3Into a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg. Set aside.
  • 4In a large bowl using an electric mixer; cream the margarine, brown sugar and sugar. Add the sweet potatoes and beat until light and fluffy. Stir together the Ener-G and warm water then add to ingredients in mixing bowl, mixing well.
  • 5Add flour and 1/2 cup orange juice to batter: 1 cup flour then 1/4 cup orange juice, beginning and ending with the flour. Stir in vanilla (and nuts if using). Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake approximately 1 hr and 10 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
  • 6While the cake is resting in the pan; in a medium bowl combine the confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons orange juice and orange zest. Stir well to combine and make a tight glaze, adding more orange juice 1/2 teaspoon at a time to achieve a pourable consistency.
  • 7Turn out cake onto a plate. While cake is still warm, drizzle orange-sugar glaze to evenly coat the cake. Cool completely before serving.

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About Vegan Sweet Potato Spice Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegan, Dairy Free