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Billie's Southern Sweet Potato Cake Recipe

Billie's Southern Sweet Potato Cake Recipe

I made this cake for my kids when they were younger and they told me in their little voices, "Mommy, you're the best baker." Little did they know that was Mommy's first attempt at homemade cake! —Billie Williams-Henderson, Bowie, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups shredded peeled sweet potatoes (about 2 medium)
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, spices and salt; gradually beat into egg mixture. Stir in sweet potatoes and walnuts.
  • 3. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  • 4. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread over cooled cake. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 519 calories, 36g fat (8g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 276mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .

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Nichaphat User ID: 7588309 213604
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"I only added cup and a half of sugar for the cake and it was perfect. My husband really liked it."

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CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 199380
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"A delicious moist cake with just the right amount of spice. Tastes even better the next day!"

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gucci65 User ID: 7131119 199379
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"Made this cake for a family friend. He went crazy over it !!!!!!"

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pastiepie User ID: 1062574 213603
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"We both really enjoyed this cake. Thanks for the recipe."

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