Holiday Recipes: Spiced Sweet Potato Cake

April 12, 2010

Wintery weather returned to Los Angeles today, bringing cloudy skies and chilly air.  This moist bundt cake was the perfect afternoon treat on a day spent inside.  Hayden and Scott both gobbled it up and asked for more.  The sweet potatoes (or yams, to be correct) really add nutritional value to this cake!

2 cups flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbs baking powder
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
3/4 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potato (2-3 whole sweet potatoes/yams)
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup toasted, chopped walnuts
powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 325°  Combine flour through cloves and set aside.  In a large bowl, beat oil and sugars.  Add eggs, then vanilla, then sweet potato.  Alternately add flours and milk, beginning and ending with flours.  Fold in raisins and nuts.  Spoon into bundt pan and bake 50 minutes.  Let cool in pan before releasing.  Dust with powdered sugar.

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8 Responses to Holiday Recipes: Spiced Sweet Potato Cake

  1. Elly Lou on April 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Somebody broke your site, pookie. It’s not me though…at least, I’m pretty sure I didn’t do it. I AM awful good at breaking things.

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    Oh, I can break anything, including my own body parts. What be broke?

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  2. Jessica on April 13, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Looks amazing. Unfortunately,my cooking skills are severely lacking as you can see by my daughter’s description on my site today

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    Well, sweets are the only foods I cook that are guaranteed to be ingested instead of tossed smartly onto the floor. You gotta hand it to your daughter for exuding charm while dissing your cooking!

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  3. pattypunker on April 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    salivating now!

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    We have been eating it for breakfast 🙂

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  4. Elly Lou on April 14, 2010 at 8:42 am

    It was me. Sonsabitches. Looks lovely today so just ignore me. That’s always the best way to handle me. 🙂

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