Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sweet Potato Cake

Sean's Aunt gave us some sweet potatoes from her garden the other day. I love sweet potatoes baked, mashed or fried. I decided to try out a new recipe and make these babies into a cake. They smelled so good baking that they almost did not make it to the cake. Raine at one time loved sweet potatoes, but now has decided the she doesn't...Good, more for me haha..... The cake on the other hand was a favorite! Make this for Thanksgiving and you are sure to be the most talked about cook, in a good way too. This is What's Cookin on this COLD Fall morning.


1 cup butter-room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 t cinnamon
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
16 ounces sour cream
1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato-2 medium sweet potatoes
1 vanilla bean
3 cups flour
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 t nutmeg

Sift your dry ingredients and set them to the side. Now combine the dry and wet ingredients together and blend well. Now pour into a greased bundt cake pan. Bake at 350' for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it after 1 hour, my oven took the extra 15 but yours may not. Ice when completely cool with the following icing.

Cream Cheese Icing
2 package full fat cream cheese-softened to room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
2 vanilla beans scraped
3 T milk

Mix cream cheese until smooth. Now add in your vanilla bean scrapings, and powder sugar. Beat until smooth. Now add in milk a T at a time until it is smooth hand easy to pour. Now pour over cooled cake and enjoy with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk!

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