Recipe by BlueBonnet in Texas
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.
Top Review by uneyo
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.
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.