Sweet Potato Pound Cake Recipe
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Sweet Potato Pound Cake Recipe

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Since we are originally from Texas, we naturally love sweet potatoes, but this pound cake deserves to be a tradition in any home, whether you’re from the South, East, North or West. My Montana husband rancher loves it and I get great revues from ladies I’ve treated with it at various social events.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3 to 5 teaspoons orange juice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with sweet potatoes. Beat just until combined (batter will be stiff).
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For glaze, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, orange peel and enough juice to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Pound Cake in Reminisce October/November 2007

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"I searched for a recipe for a long time, this sounded to easy to be true and taste good,well it's not good but GREAT!! I didn't put nutmeg in and still great."

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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"My husband requested a sweet potato cake for his birthday. I thought it was very moist and the orange glaze really complemented it."

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Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"I made this cake for a friend earlier this month and it was delicious everyone loved it. I made a butter cream icing using the orange peel and juice but only icing the top of the cake."

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

"Very yummy pound cake. What a great way to use up leftover sweet potatoes. I made it without the glaze. Even though it's light on taste, it was moist and still very good. Just like a pound cake should be. I will definitely make it again... even Grandma, traditional home baker, enjoyed it!"

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