Sweet Potato Pound Cake


This sweet potato pound cake is excellent for the holiday season. It's a light and finely textured cake.

Sweet Potato Pound Cake made in bundt form with a couple slices cut out
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
1 10-inch tube cake



  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 large eggs

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 5 teaspoons orange juice


  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest


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

  2. Make cake: Cream sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Mix in mashed sweet potatoes and vanilla until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt in a separate bowl; beat into potato mixture on low speed until combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Cool cake for 20 minutes in the pan, then invert onto a serving plate.

  4. Make glaze: Stir together confectioners' sugar with 3 to 5 teaspoons orange juice in a small bowl until a drizzling consistency is reached.

  5. Spoon glaze over warm cake and sprinkle with orange zest.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
15g Fat
65g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 195mg 4%

* 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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