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Sweet Potato Pound CAke Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kimberly Williams
Added: Monday, November 17, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup real butter
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
4 eggs
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cups pecans (optional)

Icing (optional)

1 pound box confectioners sugar
Grated rind of 1 orange and 1 lemon
juice of one lemon and 1 orange

Directions:
Directions:
cream butter and sugar, add sweet potatoes and beat until light and fluffy
add eggs one at a time beating well after each
combine dry ingredients and stir into creamed mixture, add vanilla and nuts

pour mixture into greased 10-in tube pan bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr and 15 min or until cake tests done.
Spread w/ icing while warm


Icing: Optional
combine all ingredients' slowly adding enough orange juice to make spreading consistency

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1hr 50 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
it's a great cake

 

 

 

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