Cake of the Week: Sweet Potato Coffee Cake with Caramel Glaze
If you're looking for something to wow your family and guests this week, this Sweet Potato Coffee Cake is for you. Not only can you serve cake for breakfast or an afternoon snack, it has swirls of brown-sugar-cinnamon and is topped with a caramel glaze. Your guests will remember it long after their Thanksgiving food comas have subsided!
While this cake is impressive in its presentation, it isn't something you can just whip up. Because the dough has to rise in two different steps (for two hours total), this would be a good cake to prepare ahead of time or the day before you plan to serve it. It's full of sweet potato and cinnamon flavor, and a little orange zest. Those flavors plus the caramel drizzle take this coffee cake over the top!
You could also top it with some chopped pecans or cranberries. In the reviews and ratings section, one user said she even substituted butternut squash for the sweet potato, and that opens up a whole new set of options you have with this cake. (For example, substituting pumpkin or other squashes for the sweet potato!) Plus, anything tastes good with caramel drizzle.
Don't let the total time and number of steps intimidate you. This cake is worth all the work!
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