Here’s a recipe for a delicious Sweet Potato Pound Cake:
- 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 medium sweet potatoes)
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 1 hour
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt cake pan.
- Peel and cube the sweet potatoes, and boil them in a large pot of salted water until they are tender. Drain the sweet potatoes, then mash them in a mixing bowl with a fork or potato masher until they are smooth.
- In a separate mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs to the butter-sugar mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a separate mixing bowl.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter-sugar-egg mixture in three parts, alternating with the mashed sweet potatoes, and mixing well after each addition.
- Stir in the vanilla extract until the batter is smooth.
- Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan, and smooth the surface with a spatula.
- Bake the sweet potato pound cake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once the cake is cooled, slice and serve as desired.
Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 slice (1/12 of the cake) Calories: 425 Total fat: 22g Saturated fat: 13g Cholesterol: 115mg Sodium: 250mg Total carbohydrates: 54g Dietary fiber: 2g Sugars: 30g Protein: 5g
Enjoy your delicious Sweet Potato Pound Cake! It’s perfect for dessert or even breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea.