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Sweet Potato Bundt Cake with Creamy Orange Glaze

Sweet Potato Bundt Cake with Creamy Orange Glaze

This not-too-sweet cake is a great one to have on hand throughout the holidays, especially since you can serve it for breakfast or dessert.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2001

  • Yield: 18 servings


  • Cake:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans sweet potatoes, drained and mashed (about 2 cups)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk


Preheat oven to 375°.

To prepare the cake, coat a 10-inch Bundt pan with cooking spray, and dust with 1 teaspoon flour. Set prepared pan aside.

Combine 1/2 cup milk, oil, vanilla, eggs, and sweet potatoes in a medium bowl.

Lightly spoon 3 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 3 cups flour and next 7 ingredients (3 cups flour through cinnamon) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk.

Add milk mixture to flour mixture; beat with a mixer at low speed 2 minutes or until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 375° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

To prepare the glaze, combine powdered sugar and remaining ingredients in a bowl; stir well with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over cake.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 300
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fat: 8.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.8g
  • Protein: 4.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 51.5g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Iron: 1.8mg
  • Sodium: 201mg
  • Calcium: 41mg

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