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Sweet Potato Cake Roll Recipe

Smooth cream cheese filling is all rolled up in the cinnamony sweet potato flavor of a sponge cake. This tantalizing change-of-pace dessert makes an attractive conclusion to a holiday meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar, optional


  • 1. Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. In a bowl, beat eggs on high speed for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in sugar until thick and lemon-colored. Add sweet potatoes; mix well. Combine flour and cinnamon; fold into sweet potato mixture. Spread into pan.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes; invert cake onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. For filling, in a bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Fold in nuts. Unroll cake; spread filling evenly over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 326 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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