Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Here’s a recipe for a delicious Sweet Potato Pound Cake:


  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


  1. Prepare Sweet Potatoes: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Peel the sweet potatoes, chop them into chunks, and boil until tender. Drain and mash the sweet potatoes until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  2. Prepare the Batter: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the mashed sweet potatoes and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the sweet potato mixture, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. If using, fold in the chopped pecans or walnuts.
  5. Bake: Grease and flour a 10-inch (25cm) bundt pan or tube pan. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly.
  6. Bake in Preheated Oven: Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool and Serve: Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then carefully invert it onto a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, slice and serve.
  8. Optional Glaze: You can drizzle the cake with a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and milk for extra sweetness if desired.

This sweet potato pound cake is moist, flavorful, and perfect for any occasion. Enjoy it as a dessert or a sweet treat with your morning coffee or afternoon tea!

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