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Gluten-Free Cinnamon and Toasted Pecan Crusted Sweet Potato Cake

Gluten-Free Cinnamon and Toasted Pecan Crusted Sweet Potato Cake
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
All the flavors of the holidays in one easy gluten-free cake. With the pecan-cinnamon crust, there’s no need for frosting or glaze.
Updated January 22, 2013

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • Gluten-free powdered sugar, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix pecans, granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Sprinkle into pan, turning pan to distribute evenly.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet potatoes, oil, yogurt, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Carefully spoon into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.

  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
23g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 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; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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