Sweet Potato Pound Cake Recipe

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Sweet potato pound cake with a golden hue and orange peel supplying intense flavor in this pound cake recipe.

25 min. prep time
16 servings
545 Ratings


Pound Cake

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup canned mashed sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
1/4 cup milk


1/2 cup orange marmalade
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, sweetened, whipped, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl. Set aside.

Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sweet potatoes and orange zest. Beat at low speed, gradually adding flour mixture alternately with milk, until well mixed.

Spoon batter into 2 greased (9-inch) round cake pans. Bake 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Spread 1/4 cup marmalade over top of each warm cake.

Cut into wedges; dollop with whipped cream, if desired.

Recipe Tip

Cake can be baked in greased and floured 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan or 12-cup Bundt® pan. Bake 50-55 minutes. Cool in pan 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 290

Fat: 13g

Cholesterol: 85mg

Sodium: 290mg

Carbohydrates: 41g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #9884©1996Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Made this cake in a bundt pan. Really could not taste the sweet potato. It looked nice could have been moister. If I made it again, I might add more sweet potato
Great flavor and texture. Made in muffin cups. Will make often.
Yummy! I baked it in a tube pan and the presentation was lovely.
I never got around to putting the Orange Marmalade on it. My family loves this cake. Several people wanted the recipe after taking it to a meeting and I told them about your web site.
Very good moist

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