Sweet Potato Coffee Cake


I found a recipe for an acorn squash streusel cake and had very little of the ingredients on hand, so I used it as a base recipe--but changed it so much that it became an original. It is rich and flavorful, so a small piece is enough. It has a heavy texture that is nice. Let cool or eat warm with a cup of coffee.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
16 servings


  • cooking spray


  • 2 cups soft white wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup cooked mashed sweet potatoes

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  • cup all-purpose flour

  • cup brown sugar

  • cup rolled oats

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk white wheat flour, baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. Beat 1/2 cup brown sugar, honey, and 1/4 cup butter together in another bowl with an electric mixer until creamy; beat in egg. Add sweet potato and vanilla extract to butter mixture and beat until smooth.

  3. Stir flour mixture into sweet potato mixture until batter is evenly moistened and smooth. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.

  4. Mix all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, rolled oats, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together in a bowl until combined. Sprinkle oats mixture over batter.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
7g Fat
35g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 291mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 138mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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