Sweet potato cake

Heather Disarro

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Sweet potato cake is a tender, moist cake chock-full of spice and flavor. A simple cake that is perfect served with ice cream, whipped cream or simply on a plate with a fork.

Sweet potato cake

Sweet potato cake

Serves 8


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, milk, vanilla and sweet potato puree until smooth.
  3. Sift in the pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour.
  4. Gently fold together just until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Let cool completely before removing from pan and slicing.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.