Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 55 mins

I can't remember where this recipe came from but I have been making it for years. I just love it. I have also tried baking this in a metal coffee can. Adding walnuts to this is also an option but I usually leave then out. It makes two (large) loaves.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and dust with flour two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 5/8 (larger) loaf pans.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, mace, and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, beat at high speed with electric mixer, unsalted butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. At low speed, add sweet potato and eggs one at a time until well mixed.
  6. Beat flour mixture into the sweet potato mixture.
  7. Add vanilla and mix.
  8. Pour batter equally divided into 2 loaf pans.
  9. Bake for approximately 55 minutes.
  10. Serve warm or cold and can be frozen.
  11. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

wonderful pound cake that welcomed guests for our thanksgiving weekend! my husband requested another, but suggested an icing with the next. I used a bundt pan so it took a little longer.

5 5

The cake was delicious! I made some minor changes, I used 1 cup white sugar and1 cup brown sugar. I sifted the flour, and used 3 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. It was very moist and delicious, my husband loved it, it's definitely a keeper. I think next time I will add walnuts.

5 5

I deliver meals on wheels to housebound senior citizens. A southern gentleman on the route asked if I'd make him sweet potato cake. That was totally foreign food to me, but thanks to this recipe, I sure did make an old man happy. Just as he remembered and it certainly made his day. I made two loaves and kept one. Now we know why sweet potato cake is one of his favorites--very tasty indeed. Thanks, BlueBonnet, for making us all happy.