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Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Breads & Desserts


8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 1/2 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon or nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla extract


Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears. Add sweet potatoes and beat well. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to sweet potato mixture, beating on low speed after each addition. Add vanilla. Spoon into greased and floured 10-inch (12-cup) tube pan and bake at 350 F for 1 hour and 5 to 10 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack and cool completely for 1 hour.

For loaves, pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans and bake as directed.


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