DES Sensational Sweet Potato Cake

Sensational Sweet Potato Cake

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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:

1   (8-oz) package light cream cheese

3   tbsp. margarine

1   (16-oz) box powdered sugar

1   tsp. vanilla


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. 

Cream Cheese Frosting:

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

Recipes from:  Holly Clegg
The Healthy Cooking Blog

Serving Size: 16 - 20 servings

Cook Time: 30 minutes