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World's Best Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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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2 h 15 m servings 367
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt or tube pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 367 calories; 10.5 63.2 5.9 67 322 Full nutrition

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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 usin...

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.

Yoly you hit a home run on this one. This cake is totally delicious and addictive. Thanks for sharing