Sweet Potato Pound Cake
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.

16
servings
25 min
PREP TIME
1 hr
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

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

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 cup canned mashed sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest

1/4 cup milk

Topping

1/2 cup orange marmalade

Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream sweetened, whipped, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; set aside. 

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    Spoon batter evenly into prepared 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.

  5. STEP 5

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

Tip #1

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

290Calories
13Fat (mg)
85Cholesterol (mg)
290Sodium (mg)
41Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)

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  November 30, 2015

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

— says Andrew
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  November 07, 2009

Great flavor and texture. Made in muffin cups. Will make often.

— says Hallie
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