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Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

 Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Marshmallow Frosting
This tender spice cake has flecks of sweet potatoes and is so moist that you can dig into it without any frosting. I, however, like a little dollop of sweetness. So, I add a bit of frosting directly on each warm slice. The frosting melts into the cake and it is fabulous. —Emma Chapman, Springfield, Missouri
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • MARSHMALLOW FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 jar (3-1/2 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sweet

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Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Marshmallow Frosting (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • potatoes and vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and
  • salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well
  • after each addition.
  • Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at
  • 350° for 55-60 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.
  • In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in
  • marshmallow creme and vanilla. Serve warm cake with a dollop of
  • frosting. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 423 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 270 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.