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Sweet Potato Pound Cake

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Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet Potato Cake

Diana Rattray
Make this rich and delicious pound cake in a Bundt pan or tube cake pan. Feel free to use chopped walnuts in this cake in place of the pecans.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potato
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (stir lightly before measuring)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk (low fat is fine)
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • .
  • Topping
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Powdered sugar


Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt cake pan or 9-inch tube cake pan.

Cream butter with sugars; beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and sweet potato until blended.

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices; stir into the batter, alternating with the buttermilk, until blended. Fold in chopped pecans. Spoon the batter into prepared Bundt cake pan or tube cake pan.

Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Carefully unmold the cake onto the rack to cool completely.

Transfer to a serving plate, brush all over with melted butter then dust with powdered sugar. Or, you can serve this cake with a vanilla glaze or caramel dessert sauce.

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 5 out of 5
Great Cake, Member jkrawczyk226

It's a really good cake for the fall. It would definitely be even better if it had some chocolate chips and a little orange zest in the batter with an orange glaze. It's still a really good recipe though. The sweet potato flavor is there but not too powerful.

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