Sweet Potato Ound Cake Recipe


Discover the delightful fusion of sweet potatoes and classic pound cake with our Sweet Potato Pound Cake recipe. This cake brings a unique twist to traditional pound cakes, incorporating the rich, earthy flavors of sweet potatoes into every slice. Perfect for autumn gatherings, holidays, or any day that calls for a comforting treat, this recipe combines the creamy texture of cream cheese and butter with the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or trying your hand at baking for the first time, this recipe promises to guide you through creating a moist, flavorful cake that’s sure to impress your family and friends.


  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extractInstructions
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350º. Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears. Add sweet potatoes, and beat well.
Step 2
Stir together flour, next 3 ingredients, and, if desired, cinnamon in a medium bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (12-cup) tube pan.
Step 3
Bake at 350º for 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).
Step 4
Sweet Potato Pound Cake Loaves: Prepare batter as directed; pour into 2 greased and floured 8 1/2- x 4 1/2-inch loafpans. Bake and cool as directed
This Sweet Potato Pound Cake is more than just a dessert; it’s a celebration of flavors that blend together perfectly to create a truly unforgettable experience. With its moist crumb and subtle sweetness enhanced by the addition of sweet potatoes, this cake stands out as a versatile treat suitable for various occasions. Serve it at your next family gathering, holiday celebration, or simply enjoy a slice with your afternoon tea. The process of making it is as rewarding as the final bite. So, embrace the warmth and richness of this unique dessert, and let it become a cherished addition to your recipe collection.

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