Bored with sweet potato casserole? Try this sweet potato pound cake, a twist on traditional pound cake that features nutrient-rich sweet potatoes. It's the perfect addition to holiday dessert tables.
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 extract
How to Make It
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.
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.
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).
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.
I made this yesterday, based on previous reviews, I increased sugar to 3 cups, and used 1teaspoon each of nutmeg and cinnamon. Also used 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon lemon extract. It is fantastic. The house still smells of FALL.(smile)
PS to Sexykjj..I baked my potatoes, let cool, then mashed well, and added to the cream cheese and butter, mixed until light and fluffy, gradually adding sugar then continued with recipe.I also have a Kitchen-Aid mixer.
Hope this helps.
Delicious and moist! I switched things up a bit. I used leftover sweet potatoes from Christmas that were already sweetened. I also used 1 cup of white sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar, instead of 2 cups of white sugar....wow! I will make this again and again!
I just made this cake. I was excited about making it with cream cheese because you can't go wrong in the moistness dept. It is moist and delicious. The cake did sink in the middle and I think it's because I boiled my sweet potatoes resulting in to much water in the sweet potatoes. I tried adding them to the cream cheese & butter before adding the sugar. I don't think that helped. I will make it again and bake the potatoes instead of boiling. I added a 1/2 cup of brown sugar to the white sugar to make it a little sweeter. Only reason I didn't give it five stars was because it sank, otherwise this recipe is excellent!!'