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Holiday Sweet Potato Cake

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

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

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

Steps

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  • 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

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
615
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
0%
Saturated Fat
11g
0%
Cholesterol
95mg
0%
Sodium
420mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
80g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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