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Sweet Potato Cake

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cooked, peeled and mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon maple or vanilla extract

Preparation:

Cream shortening and slowly add sugar, eggs and sweet potatoes. Sift flour, baking powder, soda and spices, if used. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk to sweet potato mixture. ( Drier sweet potatoes might require more milk.) Fold in nuts and maple extract. Spoon batter into 3 greased and floured 8-inch cake pans. Bake in 350° oven for 30 minutes. Cool and frost with Fluffy White Frosting or Cream Cheese Frosting.

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