Are you looking for an awesome dessert idea that is perfect for the holiday season? This Sweet Potato Pound Cake recipe is the best!
The addition of real sweet potatoes adds an amazing natural sweetness that will have everyone coming back for more.
Once you top with the sweet glaze, this is one dessert recipe that you just might be starting your very own garden over!
Using homegrown sweet potatoes from your garden is a great way to live off the land AND make a stunning and delicious dessert. (But seriously, it’s delicious with store bought sweet potatoes too!)
Sweet Potato Pound Cake
It’s no surprise that Pumpkin Pie is the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert, but why not try something new and different this year?
Instead of searching the store for cans of pumpkin that are probably in high demand, head for the sweet potatoes and grab a few there.
The great thing about making a sweet potato pound cake for the holidays is that it makes a large portion to serve many mouths. (unless you cut a piece like I sometimes do that just “might” be the combination of two or three pieces together!)
Pound cake is sweet and moist on its own but you can always pair it with ice cream or even a scoop of whipped cream as well.
I also LOVE baking in a Bundt cake pan because the result looks “fancy” even if the pan did all the work. This Sweet Potato Bundt Cake does the same!
What You Need To Make Sweet Potato Pound Cake
This list of simple ingredients is all that you’ll need to make homemade pound cake easily at home.
- granulated sugar
- butter – I always use unsalted butter when baking.
- vanilla extract or cookie nip flavoring – I ordered mine off Amazon.
- sweet potatoes (4-5 medium potatoes) – Cooked and mashed.
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- ground cinnamon
- ground nutmeg
Maple Glaze Ingredients
- confectioners’ sugar
- maple syrup
- heavy cream or milk
To make this glazed pound cake recipe, you’ll want to have the following equipment on hand.
- stand mixer
- rubber spatula
- 10-inch bundt pan
- measuring cups and spoons
How To Make A Pound Cake with Sweet Potatoes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bundt pan with nonstick spray
Combine dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg), mix, and set aside.
Place butter and granulated sugar in a bowl and beat on high for 1-2 mins until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate after each.
Add in the mashed sweet potato and vanilla extract or cookie nip flavoring. Mix until well incorporated.
Add in half of the dry ingredients, mix well.
Add the remaining. Mix until just incorporated.
Use your spatula to scrape down the bowl and make sure everything is incorporated Spoon into the bundt pan.
Bake for 45-50 mins or until knife or skewer comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool for 10 mins in the pan, then flip it out onto the cake plate.
Allow cooling for at least a total of 30 mins before adding the glaze.
To make the maple glaze:
Add powdered sugar and maple syrup to a bowl or cup.
Mix and add in the milk or heavy cream until it reaches the consistency of a thick glaze. Spoon (or pour) over the top of the cake.
Serve and enjoy.
How do you store leftover pound cake?
Store in an airtight container and keep it refrigerated for 3 to 5 days.
What other toppings can you add to a pound cake?
The glaze is probably one of the most common but you can opt for powdered sugar or even a homemade cream cheese frosting as well.
Keep in mind that the flavor of the actual pound cake is what you’re going for so anything that you top it with should complement the cake, not overtake it.
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Sweet Potato Pound Cake(Printable Recipe)
Sweet Potato Pound Cake
This Sweet Potato Pound Cake uses a Bundt cake pan to make a deliciously sweet treat perfect for Thanksgiving dessert or any holiday!
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or cookie nip flavoring
- 1 teaspoon cookie nip flavoring
- 2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes (4-5 medium potatoes)
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2-4 tbsp heavy cream or milk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray bundt pan with nonstick spray
- Combine dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg), mix, and set aside.
- Place butter and granulated sugar in a bowl and beat on high for 1-2 mins until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate after each.
- Add in the mashed sweet potato and vanilla extract. Mix until well incorporated.
- Add in half of the dry ingredients, mix well. Add the remaining. Mix until just incorporated.
- Use your spatula to scrape down the bowl and make sure everything is incorporated.
- Spoon into the bundt pan.
- Bake for 45-50 mins or until knife or skewer comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool for 10 mins in the pan, then flip it out onto the cake plate.
- Allow cooling for at least a total of 30 mins before adding the glaze.
- To make the maple glaze: Add powdered sugar and maple syrup to a bowl or cup.
- Mix and add in the milk or heavy cream until it reaches the consistency of a thick glaze.
- Spoon (or pour) over the top of the cake.
- Serve and enjoy.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 277mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 5g
Nutrition is calculated automatically and may not be accurate.
Bake primarily using either 100% cane sugar, raw honey, pure maple syrup. So quantity of each for this Sweet Potato Pound Cake. &
Prefer baking w/Gluten Free flour. How much g.f.flour to use? & Any other substitute for the salt free butter? & quantity?
LOVIN Sweet Potatoes, esp for their enormous nutritional benefits& easy preparation.
Any other Sweet Potatoe Recipes? Thanks!
We haven’t tested this recipe with any of those substitutions, but if you try it with any of those changes please let us know how it turns out!
Can I use Splenda in place of sugar?
I haven’t tried the recipe with Splenda, but I would think it would work. Just be sure to follow the ingredients on the Splenda package for how to substitute the correct amount for sugar.
1 tsp cookie nip flavoring?
It is in the list of ingredients but not mentioned in the directions for mixing the ingredients.
Please tell me it is a typo and not some obscure ingredient.