one 10-inch cake

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 4

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

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Ratings & Reviews

LeBobs's Review

November 28, 2010
I made this for Thanksgiving and it was absolutely delicious! Super moist and I wouldn't change a thing about it. I also made the tangy orange glaze to go with it, but had to add more powdered sugar than the recipe called for. This cake was a big hit!