Sweet potatoes during the holidays are a must in our household. This time I decided to do something different other than a casserole or a pie. I used white sweet potatoes, but any sweet potatoes will do. You can eat this cake plain, topped with whipped cream, or topped with a glaze. Either way, this pound cake is delicious!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 16 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). Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt or tube pan.

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  • Cream butter and Neufchatel cream cheese in a stand mixer until creamy. Add both types of sugar and continue to beat until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in sweet potato puree until well incorporated.

  • Combine cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt in a bowl. Slowly add flour mixture to sweet potato mixture; mix until well combined. Beat in vanilla extract. Fill batter into prepared baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 75 to 85 minutes. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

To make your own sweet potato puree, poke several holes in sweet potatoes and bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet at 400 degrees F for 45 to 60 minutes or until done. Once cooled, peel and puree sweet potatoes in a food processor or powerful blender.

Regular cream cheese can be used in place of Neufchatel cheese.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; protein 5.9g 12% DV; carbohydrates 63.2g 20% DV; fat 10.5g 16% DV; cholesterol 66.8mg 22% DV; sodium 322.4mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2019
I have to say this sweet potato pound cake was so delicious I almost slapped my daughter's mother lol. Seriously though my family and I absolutely loved it. The only changes I made were using regular cream cheese and I added about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract(my grandmother's sweet potato pies always stood out because if it). I also made an orange glaze to top it(1c powdered sugar 3-5Tbls OJ). I'm about to make again for Resurrection Sunday dinner. This is a definite keeper recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2019
Was not dense like a pound cake...more just like a spiced cake Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2019
I have to say this sweet potato pound cake was so delicious I almost slapped my daughter's mother lol. Seriously though my family and I absolutely loved it. The only changes I made were using regular cream cheese and I added about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract(my grandmother's sweet potato pies always stood out because if it). I also made an orange glaze to top it(1c powdered sugar 3-5Tbls OJ). I'm about to make again for Resurrection Sunday dinner. This is a definite keeper recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2019
I used a gluten free flour combo 1 & 1/4 cup Sorghum flour. 1 & 1/4 C Millet Flour and 1/2 C Tapioca Flour. It turned out excellent. The cake is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2019
I cut the sugar to about 2.5 cups total and was short a little on the potatoes; otherwise pretty much followed the recipe. Right at 60 minutes baking at 350. The day after baking the cake was good. 2 days after baking it was SPECTACULAR! I suspect it will continue to improve. Dense moist and delicious as a pound cake should be. I made a simple glaze to top the cake which improved presentation but really wasn't needed. This recipe doesn't have many reviews but don't let that scare you away. It's a winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2019
Yoly you hit a home run on this one. This cake is totally delicious and addictive. Thanks for sharing Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2020
Delicious. Very moist. I used cream cheese and after cooling the cake completely I put it in an airtight container- sliced wonderfully. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2019
Was not dense like a pound cake...more just like a spiced cake Read More
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