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.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon mace (optional)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 1⁄2 cups cooked mashed sweet potato
- 4 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease and dust with flour two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 5/8 (larger) loaf pans.
- Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, mace, and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl.
- In a large bowl, beat at high speed with electric mixer, unsalted butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
- At low speed, add sweet potato and eggs one at a time until well mixed.
- Beat flour mixture into the sweet potato mixture.
- Add vanilla and mix.
- Pour batter equally divided into 2 loaf pans.
- Bake for approximately 55 minutes.
- Serve warm or cold and can be frozen.
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.
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.
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.