How to make it

  • For cake:
  • Pierce sweet potatoes with fork and boil for 20 minutes until tender. Cool, peel and mash sweet potatoes.
  • Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 325°F. Spray a 26 square cake pan with nonstick spray, cover with parchment, then generously butter pan.
  • Sift flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, baking soda and salt into medium bowl. Measure enough mashed sweet potatoes to equal 2 cups. Transfer to large bowl. Add sugar and oil to sweet potatoes; using electric mixer, beat until smooth. Add eggs 2 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture; beat just until blended. Beat in vanilla. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake cake until tester inserted near center comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Cool cake in pan on rack 15 minutes. Using small knife, cut around sides of pan and center tube to loosen cake. Turn out onto rack; cool completely and pierce with a fork.
  • For glaze:
  • Melt butter with maple syrup and cream in heavy small saucepan. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth. Cool glaze until slightly thickened and drizzle over pound cake.
  • Sweet potato cream:
  • Mix the sweet potato, sugar and cream in a food processor and process until smooth. In a large bowl, whip the cream and sugar until soft peaks form. Fold in the sweet potato mixture until combined. Fill a piping bag fitted with a thin rounded nozzle with the mixture and make decorative pattern on top of the cake.
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    " It was excellent "
    rescue_ranger ate it and said...
    Aces on the sweet potato cake Ahmed you never cease to amaze me... How are you and the family and your pastry shop doing hope all is well
    RR
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    mistmaker ate it and said...
    This looks really really good. I am going to give it a go maybe in the next few days as a b-day cake for me. :D
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  • chefmal 5 years ago
    I'll admit, I'm skeptical of this one. I like sweet potatoes, but I never imagined it as a confection. You've expanded my mind, which is cool. Will I make it? Probably not, but you made it look pretty. Kudos.
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  • yrol 5 years ago
    Oh yes, I'll be making this very soon. Sounds delicious.
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  • angelgirl94 5 years ago
    My goodness! Where have you been hiding this recipe Ahmed? The cake looks delicious and the sweet potato cream topping is a very unique idea. Saved and printed. Thanks for sharing. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    OHHHHHHHHHH me..I LOVE this for fall..you so
    smart..wish I could cook PRETTY!! :()
    5'ers * * * * *!!
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    Somehow this one slipped by me, Ahmed - glad I stumbled upon it, because I share the thought that this would be so great for our Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. I will forego the usual sweet potato praline casserole this year for this cake - it is printed out and ready to go (I may have to do a trial run first!). What a delightful, beautiful, rich looking cake - I am certain it will become a new family "love"...that glaze with the sweet potato cream is just perfect! THanks again, Ahmed, for sharing yet another of your creations that make our hearts stop momentarily while we browse through all your wonderful step-by-step pictures!!!
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  • borinda 6 years ago
    So, why did you wait to share this treasure? Ahmed, you post wonderful recipes and are so diligent about sharing detailed photos to ensure everyone is successful with them. I've bookmarked this one for chilly weather and look forward to enjoying it.
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    wow......awesome sweet potatoes are my favorite veggie......now i can have my "veggie" in my "sweetie" and not feel "guilty"
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    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    looks amazing.great treat my friend.thx.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Wonderful spices and wonderful aroma. I can't wait to make it and will pick up the 'taters
    on the way home from work. Thank you for a great post.You are my hero! I just love sweet potatoes.
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Amazing pictures as always! I love sweet potato cake. We have them in our garden and I can't wait to try this fantastic cake!
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    " It was excellent "
    turtle66 ate it and said...
    Oh Yeah!! I will make this @ home first (let the family try it out) Then make and serve it @ the Restaurant....Mucho Gracias Ahmed.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I love the maple syrup glaze on this sweet potato cake. The piping reminds me of a maze which is part of the word Amazement which describes the feeling I have when I view one of your cakes.
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    This cake looks so cute! I like the decoration, it´s original, and it looks yummy. Ahmed, I have never used yams, but if you like them I suppose this an extraordinary cake, I want to taste this new flavor to me, thanks for sharing!!
    Magali
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    Yes. I agree with with petunia97. This is so fitting for the holidays. I would love to make this for Thanksgiving this year.
    Thanks, Ahmed. You never fail us!!!
    Another MOST DESERVED HIGH 5!!!
    Debbie~
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    " It was excellent "
    angelgal ate it and said...
    Oh my goodness!!! ;)
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  • petunia97 6 years ago
    I will definitely make this and it will be added to my Thanksgiving & Christmas menus. Thanks....
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    you did a wonderful job taking step by step pictures as always my friend... and if I'm eating this sweet potato cake it considered my vegetable right... so how can i go wrong !!!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I love sweet potatoes so this cake rates tops in my book. It's beautiful, Ahmed my friend....thank you so much! :) Vickie
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