Sweet Potato Pound Cake

By Marcus Samuelsson |

Prep Details

Servings: 10-inch cake

Cooking time: 60-75 min


3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

8 ounces butter, room temp

1 cup sugar

4 large eggs

2 cups mashed cooked sweet potato


1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, ginger, and cinnamon, and whisk well.

2. In a small bowl, combine the milk and vanilla.

3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until fluffy, then add eggs one at a time. Add the sweet potato.

4. At this point, it may look curdled, but that's O.K. Combine half of the flour mixture with the butter-sugar mixture, then add in half the milk mixture, beating continuously on low.

5. Add the remaining flour and milk mixtures.

6. Bake at 350 F for 60-75 min until the center is cooked through.