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Sweet Potato Loaf Recipe

Sweet Potato Loaf Recipe

I enjoy making this bread because it lets me use sweet potatoes in something besides pie. I found the recipe in an old Southern cookbook, but changed a few things. The orange juice in the glaze adds a nice citrus flavor to the loves. —Ann Jovanovic Chicago, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Whisk together the sweet potatoes, eggs and oil. Add sugar; whisk until smooth. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in walnuts and raisins (batter will be thick). Transfer to two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans.
  • 2. Bake at 350 ° for 65-70 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted near the bottom comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks. Meanwhile, for glaze, combine confectioners' sugar, orange juice and peel until blended. Spread over loaves; sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 279 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"I was looking for a special nut-bread, dessert-type for a women's group. This was very similar to one of my favorites: persimmon pudding. This dessert bread took raves with the group."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"I used the glaze for another sweet potato bread recipe and the glaze made such a difference! I got a lot of compliments!"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2008

"Wonderfully delicious! So, so moist, flavorful and just plain good! I served other desserts for Thanksgiving, but this bread was gone first."

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