Baking & DessertBreakfast

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 26, 2013

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Servings: 10-inch cake
Cook Time: 60-75 min

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces butter, room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups mashed cooked sweet potato

Directions

1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, ginger, and cinnamon, and whisk well.

2. In a small bowl, combine the milk and vanilla.

3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until fluffy, then add eggs one at a time. Add the sweet potato.

4. At this point, it may look curdled, but that's O.K. Combine half of the flour mixture with the butter-sugar mixture, then add in half the milk mixture, beating continuously on low.

5. Add the remaining flour and milk mixtures.

6. Bake at 350 F for 60-75 min until the center is cooked through.

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