Sweet Potato Cake

I have many fond memories of making this cake as it was one of the first things I made for my now wife Linda. Before we were married she would come out on Saturdays and work on the farm and I would cook dinner. One of the first meals was a roasted guinea hen with a potato salad made from many colors of potatoes with boiled quail eggs as a garnish. I then finished it off with a sweet potato cake.

I typically use white fleshed types for this but for this I tried the recipe with all 3 flesh colors, orange, white and purple.


I am not an accurate measurer when it comes to cooking so don't feel you need to get out the super accurate spoons.


Mix the following together with a mixer


2-3 cups of sweet potatoes cooked and mashed or whipped

1/2 cup oil

4 eggs ( duck eggs work great , then use 3)

then add the following

2T baking powder

2 t baking soda

1 t salt

3 t cinnamon

1/2t allspice

1/2 t ginger

1/2 t cloves

2 cups sugar

3 cups flour

Mix well and the mixture will be very thick and heavy, then add 1/2 cup chopped nuts ( l use walnuts or pecans), stir in with a fork and place in greased and floured pan and bake for 40-60 minutes in 350 oven until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.


Can be frosted with favorite frosting or left unfrosted



purple , orange and white from left to right


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