Sweet Potato Pound Cake

  • 1 Cup butter
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 2- 1/2 Cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 Cups flour (all purpose)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp.nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup pecans (I used walnuts. They were fine)

Directions:
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy; beat in potatoes. Add eggs one at a time. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon; stir into creamed mixture. Add vanilla and mix well. Stir in nuts and coconut. Spoon into greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1-1/4 hours or until done. Combine the following icing ingredients and spread over the hot cake.

  • Grated rind of 1 orange
  • Juice and rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 box of powdered sugar

“Just tried this cake this weekend. It is WONDERFUL!” ~ Mama Peggy

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Brenda

Could you kindly tell me when u say Soda in the ingredients what are you talking about ? Baking soda ? Thank you

Kevin

I’m pretty sure the recipe meant “baking soda” (I’ve adjusted it). Now, the reason why both soda and powder might be used in some recipes is because you might have enough soda to neutralize the acid in a recipe, but not actually enough to lift the batter. In these cases, a little baking powder will give the extra lift needed to make the recipe perfect. You could use baking powder alone, but then your finished baked treat might taste too acidic.

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