Sweet Potato Cake Recipes

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Sweet Potato Cake Recipes


  • 1 1/2 cups cooking oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
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  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups grated raw sweet potato
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract


Combine cooking oil and sugar. Beat until smooth. Add egg yolks 1 at a time. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with water to first mixture. Stir in potatoes, nuts and extracts. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites into mixture. Pour batter into 3 well greased and floured 8 inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes. Cool and frost.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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January 6, 2006

I was a little skeptical because you don't add any cooking oil or butter, but the cake came out moist and delicious. The pieces also freeze well in ziplock bags. They make great lunch treats...

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October 18, 2006

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


By carla bledsoe (Guest Post)
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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May 30, 2011

Does anyone have a recipe for sweet potato cake with grated sweet potatoes, a small can of pineapple, and pecans in it, using self rising flour?

By D Welch

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