"We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons."--Alfred E. Newman

Sweet Potato Cake Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Sweet Potato Cake, by , is from The Thompson Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Louise Thompson
Added: Wednesday, September 23, 2009


1 1/2 cup cooking oil
2 cups sugar
4 eggs separated
4 tbsp hot water
2 1/2 cup cake flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cup grated raw sweet potato
1 cup chopped nuts
1 tsp vanilla


1 large can evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1 stick margarine
3 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup flaked coconut

Combine milk, sugar, margarine, egg yolks and vanilla in sauce pan. Cook over MED heat about 12
minutes, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
Remove from heat and add coconut. Beat until cool
and of spreading consistency

Combine cooking oil and sugar and beat until smooth. Add egg yolks and beat well. Add hot water, then dry ingredients which have been sifted
together. Stir in grated potatoes, nuts and vanilla
and beat well. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into mixture.
Bake in three greased 8 in layer cake pans
at 350 for 25-30 minutes




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!