Holiday Sweet Potato Cake

Holiday Sweet Potato Cake

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

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

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
  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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How-To
When making ahead or freezing leftovers, tightly cover unfrosted or frosted cake and freeze up to 2 months.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 615
    • (Calories from Fat 270),
  • Total Fat 30g
    • (Saturated Fat 11g,),
  • Cholesterol 95mg;
  • Sodium 420mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 80g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.