Yam Cake & Frosting

Yam Cake & Frosting Recipe

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Sandy Lowe


This cake is a lot like carrot cake but more moist. I got this recipe in high school from a friends mother, when I had dinner at her home one night. This was many, many years ago.


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12 good size pieces
20 Min


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  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 4
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 3 c
    grated yam
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts

  • 1 lb
    powderd sugar
  • 1
    8 oz. box cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Yam Cake & Frosting


  1. Cream sugar and oil.
  2. Add eggs and cream well.
  3. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Stir in nuts and yams.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees in two greased 9" round cake pans or a 9X13 greased dish.
    Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and frost.
  6. Frosting:
    Cream the cream cheese and butter well. Add sugar and cream well. Add vanilla, mix well and spread on cooled cake.

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About Yam Cake & Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #yams

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