Pumpkin Patch Cake

Pumpkin Patch Cake
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Sweet potatoes make this a great tasting, moist cake.
30 min
Prep Time
1:30
Total Time
15 servings

Ingredients

Cake

1 1/4 cups
sugar
3/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
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

Decorations

6
small green gumdrops
12
small candy pumpkins
 
*Substitute 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon each of ground nutmeg and cloves.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 27-32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Recipe Tips

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

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
480
Cholesterol
80mg
Carbohydrates
81g
Protein
4g
Fat
16g
Sodium
310mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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