Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Cake

Does anyone have a recipe for an old fashioned sweet potato cake with a cream cheese frosting that is not made from a box cake mix? Thanks for your help.

Binski from Detroit Michigan

October 20, 20060 found this helpful
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I don't have a recipe but any pumpkin recipe can substitute sweet potatoes. There are thousands of pumpkin cake and bread recipes out there. Good luck.

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October 23, 20060 found this helpful
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3 cups self rising flour

2 t. vanilla

3/4 cup coconut

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups cooking oil

3 eggs

1 small can crushed pineapple, undrained

2 cups grated, raw sweet potatoes

Mix oil and sugar and beat in eggs. Add flour, vanilla, pineapple, coconut and sweet potatoes. Mix well and bake in 3 layers at 350° for 30 minutes.

1 1/4 sticks (3/4 cup) margarine

1 1/4 cups sugar

4 egg yolks

1 t. vanilla

1 1/4 cups coconut

1 1/4 cups evaporated milk

Cook margarine, sugar, egg yolks and milk in a double boiler, about 15 minutes, until thick. Remove from heat, add coconut and vanilla. Use to frost cake.

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July 19, 20140 found this helpful
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I found this recipe (yellowed because of age) with a lot of clippings from an old recipe book I bought at an estate sale:

1 cup shortening

3 eggs

3 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1 pound box light brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup sweet potatoes (baked and mashed)

1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream shortening & sugar, add eggs and sweet potato. Sift flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. Add to mixture. Add milk and vanilla. Bake 350 oven for 30 minutes in 2 greased and floured layer pans. Allow to cool before icing.


1 box confectioners sugar, sifted

4 oz. block cream cheese

3 1/2 tablespoons milk

1 stick butter

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Place sugar in large bowl. Add butter, cream cheese, pecans, vanilla & milk. Beat until creamy. Sprinkle chopped pecans over top of cake after icing.

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