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Holiday Sweet Potato Cake

Try a southern specialty you'll find very similar to familiar moist and delicious carrot cake.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
3/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
2
cups shredded peeled sweet potato (1 large)
3/4
cup vegetable oil
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs
1
can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
3/4
cup sweetened dried cranberries

Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3
cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottoms and sides of 2 round pans, 9x1 1/2 inches, with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add sweet potato, oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla, the eggs and pineapple with juice. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in cranberries. Pour into pans.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat all Cream Cheese Frosting ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Fill layers and frost side and top of cake. Garnish edge with additional dried cranberries if desired. Store covered in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

When making ahead or freezing leftovers, tightly cover unfrosted or frosted cake and freeze up to 2 months.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
615
(
Calories from Fat
270),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
420mg
420%;
Total Carbohydrate
80g
80%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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