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Sweet Potato Pound Cake - This recipe is a new spin on the traditional pound cake. It makes a delicious cake that taste similar to sweet potato pie.
I have found myself wanting to eat a sweet potato in every way imaginable.
Right now I have an entire produce drawer in my refrigerator dedicated solely to sweet potatoes.
In the past two weeks, I've had/made roasted sweet potato (my new favorite thing), mashed sweet potato, sweet potato biscuits, and muffins. I have added sweet potato to chili and even baked it and ate it with minimal ingredients. This is actually pretty weird considering pumpkin is the flavor of this time of year and pumpkin and pumpkin spice are added to any and everything right about now. But for whatever reason, I guess this year I have decided to change it up and have sweet potato as my flavor of the season instead.
And honestly, I think I can live with that because doesn't sweet potato just speak "Fall" to you??
Which would make perfect sense because their peak season is from October through December and they are seen in abundance in free-standing bins at the grocery store.
I am also of the school of thought that if you are craving something then it could be due to your body needing something from that food...so my body must really need loads of vitamin A and vitamin C., At any rate, I will continue to enjoy the delicious sweet potato and try not to burn you out on it in the process.
Sweet potato is also a really good addition to the upcoming Thanksgiving table and this year I teamed up with 18 amazingly talented black food bloggers to bring you the ultimate virtual Thanksgiving feast. I say ultimate because there are 36 delicious recipes that you can give a try and truly something for everyone. So grab a seat at the table and check out our favorite recipes...and I'm bringing the Sweet Potato Pound Cake 😉
Southern Yeast Rolls by Sweet Tea and Thyme
Vegan Country Biscuits by Pretty Brown Vegan
Orange Popovers with Honey Butter by Jem of the South
Southern Collard Greens by Brown Sugar Food Blog
Green Beans and Potatoes with Bacon by Whisk It Real Gud
Southern Cornbread Dressing by Especially Southern Dishes
Twice Baked Sweet Potato Pudding by Marisa Moore Nutrition
Smooth and Creamy Mashed Potatoes by Sweet Tea and Thyme
Smoked Gouda Baked Mac N Cheese by This African Cooks
Vegan Oven Baked Mac & Cheeze byPretty Brown Vegan
Creamed Corn by Brandi’s Foodie Diary
Maple Roasted Carrots by Mash & Spread
Powerhouse Brussels Sprouts by FoodLoveTog
Balsamic Glazed Acorn Squash by PlanCookHost
Homemade Cranberry Sauce by The Hungry Hutch
Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce by Marisa Moore Nutrition
Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad by PlanCookHost
How to Deep Fry a Turkey by Sweet Savant
Honey Mustard Ham by Especially Southern Dishes
How to Make a Glazed Ham Without a Recipe by The Hungry Hutch
Classic Sweet Potato Pie by Brown Sugar Food Blog
Bourbon Sweet Potato Pecan Pie by Dash of Jazz
Perfect Apple Pie from Scratch by Sweet Tea and Thyme
Apple Cranberry Lattice Pie by The Hungry Hutch
Sweet Potato Galette by Whisk It Real Gud
Pecan Pie Bars by First & Full
Old Fashioned Southern Pound Cake by Jem of the South
The Ultimate Red Velvet Cake by Dash of Jazz
Peach Dump Cake by Brandi’s Foodie Diary
Sweet Potato Praline Bread Pudding by Dash of Jazz
Banana Trifle by Black Girls Who Brunch
Sparkling Apple Cider by Especially Southern Dishes
Cranberry Orange Punch by FoodLoveTog
Autumn Apple Sangria by Butter Be Ready
Cranberry Apple Spice Mules by Dash of Jazz
Hot Zaddy by Meiko and the Dish
Sweet Potato Pound Cake
- Bundt Pan
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 ½ cups cooked and mashed sweet potato
- 4 large eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon lemon extract
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. and grease and flour a bundt (tube) pan and set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl cream together (with an electric mixer) the butter and sugar. Add the mashed sweet potato and mix until the batter is light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one.
- Slowly add the flour mixture until well blended and then add the vanilla and lemon extracts.
- Pour the sweet potato pound cake batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake at 325 degrees F. for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean. Once the cake is finished remove from the oven and allow the cake to sit in the pan on a cooling rack for at least 10 minutes and then invert and remove the cake onto the rack and allow it to cool completely.
- Store the cake in an airtight container or if storing for long-term it may be placed in the freezer.
*All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Got any comments, questions, or other ideas about this Sweet Potato Pound Cake? Share them in the comments below!
Yes, sweet potatoes do speak fall to me. And they're such vitamin powerhouses! I remember learning that when my daughter was a baby and was starting on foods.
And THIS looks so good, and with a glaze!
Thank you and I love a good glaze 🙂
I made this sweet potato pound cake this weekend, it turned out awesome, never heard nor had it before, but I'll be making this cake again for Thanksgiving!
Hi Adrianne! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the recipe. It will be perfect to share on Thanksgiving.
I've never had sweet potato pound cake, but this looks so good 🙂
It was my first time having it as well and it turned out pretty good.
Summer Len Davis
I've never heard of sweet potato poundcake, but now I want it to materialize on my table so I can eat it right up. I'm saving to make this THIS WEEK.
Thank you! This is a really good recipe to give a try 🙂
If it has sweet potatoes I love it! simple as that! I may try this for Thanksgiving!
I agree...anything with sweet potato is perfect for this time of the year.
Sweet potatoes are my comfort food! I know this pound cake tastes amazing and perfect with a cup of coffee. Can't wait to try this!
Thank you and I agree this would be so good with a cup of coffee 🙂
Based on the other reviews, I have to try this again. I found it wayyy too sweet with 2 full cups of sugar. I'll reduce that considerably next time! I expect I'll get a 5-star cake then.
Yes, please feel free to reduce the amount of sugar as the sweetness of sweet potatoes varies greatly. Use what you feel is best and I want you to have a 5-star cake next time!!