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Sweet Potato Cake

Yield one 9-inch cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Brown Sugar Caramel Icing

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sweet potatoes; beat well.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat well after each addition. Stir in chopped pecans.

  3. Spoon batter into a greased 9- inch square pan. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Spread Brown Sugar Caramel Icing over cake. Cut into squares to serve.

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