Easy dessert recipe that is perfect for the holidays. Every time I bring it somewhere, I am always asked for the recipe. If you're not a fan of sweet potatoes, bananas are a wonderful substitution. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Stir cake mix, butter, and 1 egg together in a large mixing bowl until no lumps remain. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  • Blend remaining eggs, cream cheese, and vanilla extract together in a bowl using an electric hand mixer. Add sweet potatoes and continue mixing on medium speed until most of the lumps are gone. Stir confectioners' sugar in slowly, 1 cup at a time, until the mixture is smooth and batter-like in consistency. Pour batter into the baking dish, on top of the first layer.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top just barely jiggles, 50 to 55 minutes.

  • Cool cake at least 30 minutes before cutting. Keep a cup of warm water nearby to dip knife into while slicing, to prevent sticking.

Nutrition Facts

562 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 90.2g 29% DV; fat 20.6g 32% DV; cholesterol 88.2mg 29% DV; sodium 446.6mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2018
Forgot cream cheese until the end. I will make it again the right way next. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2018
This cake is SO easy to make. I did make a mistake, when I made my sweet potato casserole, I purposefully prepared too many sweet potatoes so I could use them in this recipe (I did not want to use canned sweet potatoes). Well, I had to scoop come of my casserole to use in this recipe...it had pecans in it, Oh My GOSH! It was great! Thank you for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2020
My mixer recently died so I mixed it up the cream cheese/sweet potato mixture in a Ninja. Worked great. I tossed in all the powdered sugar at once and it mixed in just fine. Oh, would like to add some chopped pecans next time, maybe as a topping. Hmm. Sounds yummy and would add complexity to the sweet cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2018
Forgot cream cheese until the end. I will make it again the right way next. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/26/2020
I love gooey butter cakes but this was way to sweet. the recipes calls for 4 cups of confectioners sugar, but at max could have had one, or no additional sugar. My kids wouldn't he eat it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2019
This was a real winner with my family -- I made this along with the monkey bread for mother's day! Both were a real big hit and they both smelled so GOOD!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2019
Very easy to make and very tasty Read More
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