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Sweet Potato Cake with Cinnamon Frosting

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Sweet Potato Cake with Cinnamon Frosting
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 12
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There’s always room for more at the Thanksgiving dessert table, but this Sweet Potato Cake will steal the spotlight every year. Topped with a creamy cinnamon frosting, this perfectly moist cake celebrates the very best flavors of the season. Pick up two sweet potatoes, chopped pecans, Betty Crocker™ Delights Super Moist™ French Vanilla Cake Mix, and some Betty Crocker™ Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ Frosting the next time you're at the store, and your pantry staples will do the rest!
Updated Sep 9, 2022

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.
  • 2
    In medium saucepan, cover sweet potato cubes with cold water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat, cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and return potatoes to saucepan. Mash until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • 3
    In large bowl, mix cake mix, milk, oil, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1 1/2 cups mashed sweet potato (save remaining sweet potato for another use) with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pan.
  • 4
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Evenly spread frosting over cake. Drizzle with caramel topping; sprinkle with pecans. Store covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Use offset spatula to spread frosting in smooth layer on top of cake.
  • tip 2
    Swap caramel topping and chopped pecans for sprinkles or colored sugars, if desired.
  • tip 3
    Swap cinnamon and nutmeg in cake batter for 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, if desired.
  • tip 4
    If you'd like, swap Betty Crocker™ Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ Frosting for Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

Nutrition

430 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 64g Total Carbohydrate, 41g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
17g
27%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
380mg
16%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
64g
21%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
41g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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