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Sensational Sweet Potato Cake

Try this fabulous three layer spicy cake iced with a rich Cream Cheese Frosting. This popular cake is easily prepared with a cake mix.


1 package reduced-fat yellow cake mix
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
3 large eggs
2 tbsp. canola oil
11/3 cups water
1 (15-oz) can sweet potatoes (yams), drained and mashed or 1 cup fresh sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
1 cup drained crushed pineapple
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat three 9-in round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray and dust with flour. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, oil, water, sweet potatoes, crushed pineapple and vanilla. Mix at a low speed until well combined. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool and ice cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Serves 16 to 20.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8-oz) package light cream cheese
3 tbsp. margarine
1 (16-oz) box powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

In a mixing bowl, blend together the cream cheese and margarine. Gradually add the powdered sugar mixing until smooth. Add vanilla. Blend again.


Per serving: CAL 272.2 (22% from fat); FAT 6.88g; PROTEIN 3.052g; CARB 50.33g; CHOL 34.86mg; SODIUM 262.2mg


Created by Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission spokesperson, Holly Clegg.