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Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Yield one 10-inch cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

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, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; gradually add to sweet potato mixture, beating well after each addition (batter will be stiff). Stir in vanilla, coconut, and pecans.

  3. Spoon batter into a well - greased 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan 15 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely.

  4. Note: Sweet Potato Pound Cake may be glazed or frosted with any lemon- or orange-flavored topping.

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