Sweet Potato Bourbon Whiskey Cake

“This little gem comes from my "Victory Garden Cookbook". No need for icing, you can dust with confectioners' sugar if you like. Nice cake during the fall when sweet potatoes abound.”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
1 cake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift together; flour,baking powder,salt & seasonings, set aside.
  2. Beat oil and sugars together until smooth, beat in egg yolks & boiling water gradually; beat for 2-3minutes.
  3. Add dry ingredients to sugar mixture gradually, stirring well.
  4. Stir in bourbon (take a sip if you like, as this adds to the character of the cake).
  5. Stir in pecans.
  6. Peel and grate sweet potatoes (should end up with 2 cups packed); stir into sugar mixture.
  7. Beat egg whites until they form soft peaks; add the cream of tartar & salt.
  8. Stir 1/4 of the whites into sweet potato mix, then fold in remainder.
  9. Place in a greased 10 inch tube pan and bake about 1 hour in a preheated 350 degree oven.
  10. Cool pan for at least 15 minutes before unmolding.
  11. Serve solo, or dust with confectioners' sugar.

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