Sweet Potato Pound Cake

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“This is a moist, sweet cake that's very flavorful. Cooking time and prep time includes the time to bake the potatoes.”
2hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prick sweet potatoes several times with a sharp knife.
  2. Place on a baking sheet and bake in a 375 oven until very soft when pierced, about 35-40 minutes.
  3. When cool enough to handle, peel sweet potatoes and whirl in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  4. You will need 1 C puree.
  5. In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until well blended.
  6. Add eggs one at a time, beating to blend after each addition.
  7. Beat in 1 C sweet potato puree, the orange peel, and the vanilla.
  8. In another bowl.
  9. mix flour with baking powder, mace and salt.
  10. Add the flour mixture to the batter; mix on low speed to incorporate dry ingredients, then beat at medium speed until well blended.
  11. Scrape batter into a buttered 4 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch loaf pan.
  12. Bake in a 350 oven until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or about 1 hour.
  13. Cool in pan on a rack about 15 minutes.
  14. Invert pan onto a serving plate and cool completely, about an hour.

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