Sweet Potato Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by foxysnana

I first tried this cake at a homemaker's luncheon. It was so moist and different I had to ask for the recipe. One of the ladies sent it to me just before Thanksgiving. I made it for our holiday dinner and it didn't last very long at all. My grandmother (she isnt a great cook , but is a great eater) loves it.

Top Review by Lightly Toasted

This was delicious. Moist and dense, with the perfect amount of spices. I baked my own sweet potato, let it cool, and then scooped out the inside. The cake smelled heavenly and tasted even better. I used a different frosting recipe, however, because one of our dinner guests had raved about how wonderful caramel frosting goes with sweet potato cake or pie (they were right, BTW)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Prepare 13x9 pan (I use pan spray).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all cake ingredients except nuts and coconut.
  3. Mix at low speed until moistened, then beat 3 minutes at high speed.
  4. Fold in the nuts and coconut.
  5. Pour into pan and bake about 40 to 50 minutes or until cake test done.
  6. Let cake cool.
  7. To make frosting:
  8. mix all ingredients well with electric mixer until the frosting is smooth.
  9. Frost cake.
  10. Sprinkle a bit of coconut or nuts on the frosting for garnish.
  11. This can be made a day ahead and kept tightly covered in refrigerator.

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