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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."
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45 m servings 203 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  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.


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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 203 calories; 6.5 g fat; 34.7 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; 27 mg cholesterol; 291 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Solid 4 stars on this one. I followed the recipe exactly except for the topping. The batter was very thick so I was a little worried it would be dry and crumbly. I patted the *dough* out in t...

I loved this recipe. I'm a fan of sweet potatoes and coffee cake, and I thought it was a great way to sneak in some vegetables. It's very yummy and moist.

I had a leftover baked sweet potato and decided to make this coffee cake. My daughter, who loves sweet potato breads, said it was awesome! I followed the recipe exactly. It's just the right amou...