Pumpkin Patch Cake

Pumpkin Patch Cake

Sweet potatoes make this a great tasting, moist cake.

30 min.prep time 1:30total time
15 servings
0 Ratings

Ingredients

Cake

1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice*
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 large (1 1/2 cups) sweet potato, peeled, finely shredded

Frosting

4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 to 3 drops green food color
6 small green gumdrops
12 small candy pumpkins

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

Combine sugar, 3/4 cup butter, eggs and vanilla in bowl; beat on medium speed until well mixed. Add flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Gradually add milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in sweet potato.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 27-32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, cream cheese and 2 tablespoons butter in bowl. Beat on low speed until smooth and creamy. Place 1/2 cup frosting in bowl; stir in enough food color for desired tint. Spoon green frosting into resealable plastic food bag; snip off 1 small corner of bag.

Frost cake with remaining white frosting. Pipe green frosting over top of cake to resemble pumpkin vines. Roll each gumdrop with rolling pin to about 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Cut out leaves with small knife or canapé cutter. Place leaves and pumpkins randomly along green frosting vines on cake.

 

*Substitute 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon each of ground nutmeg and cloves.

Recipe Tip

Choose dark orange sweet potatoes for the best color in this cake.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 480

Fat: 16g

Cholesterol: 80mg

Sodium: 310mg

Carbohydrates: 81g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #15354©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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