SWEET POTATO CAKE

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Sweet potato cake is a favorite with my family.

This Sweet Potato Cake is delicious and wonderful to serve for the holidays or any gathering.  Serve it to your family and guests with coffee or have a piece with a glass of milk for a great snack anytime.

Sweet potato cake is a Southern treat!

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 cup butter or 16 tablespoons or two sticks, softened

4 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cups cooked sweet potatoes (I bake mine then peel and mash)

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup nuts, chopped (walnuts or pecans)

1 cup raisins, Optional

Whisk together all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  Make sure this is mixed well and set aside.  In a large bowl beat the butter,  eggs, white sugar, brown sugar, sweet potatoes, buttermilk,  sour cream and vanilla extract together.  Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well.  Stir in nuts and raisins.  Spray a 10 inch bundt pan with cooking spray, pour in batter.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes testing for doneness as ovens vary.  Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.  Frost cake with your favorite frosting once totally cooled or can use frosting below.

Spicy Cream Cheese Rum Frosting

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 teaspoon rum or rum extract or could just use vanilla extract (I use regular rum)

1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

2 cups confectionery or powdered sugar

heavy whipping cream (About 8 tablespoons or enough so that you can spread frosting easily or pour from a small pitcher on top of cake)

Whip cream cheese and butter with mixer.  Add rum, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and powdered sugar.  Whisk in whipping cream until you get the spreading consistency you want.

Note:  You could just put regular cream cheese frosting or any other frosting on this cake you like. We like the spices and rum in the frosting.

Sweet Potato Cake

This Sweet Potato Cake is a wonderful addition to any holiday gathering. You will love the Spicy Cream Cheese Rum Frosting. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Sweet Potato Cake
Servings: 1 cake

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup butter or 16 tablespoons or two sticks softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked sweet potatoes I bake mine then peel and mash
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup nuts chopped (walnuts or pecans)
  • 1 cup raisins Optional

Spicy Cream Cheese Rum Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon rum or rum extract or could just use vanilla extract I use regular rum
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups confectionery or powdered sugar
  • heavy whipping cream About 8 tablespoons or enough so that you can spread frosting easily or pour from a small pitcher on top of cake

Instructions

  • Whisk together all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Make sure this is mixed well and set aside. In a large bowl beat the butter, eggs, white sugar, brown sugar, sweet potatoes, buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla extract together. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and raisins.
  • Spray a 10 inch bundt pan with cooking spray, pour in batter. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes testing for doneness as ovens vary. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan. Frost cake with your favorite frosting once totally cooled

Frosting Instructions

  • Whip cream cheese and butter with mixer. Add rum, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and powdered sugar. Whisk in whipping cream until you get the spreading consistency you want.

Notes

You could just put regular cream cheese frosting or any other frosting on this cake you like. We like the spices and rum in the frosting.

Enjoy!

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If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Butter Pecan Chocolate Chip Cake with Nutmeg Frosting.

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