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Nov 6, 2009

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups cooked and mashed sweetpotatoes
4 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts, such as walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup shredded or flaked coconut

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.

2. Cream butter and sugar. Add sweet potatoes and beat until light and
fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

3. In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg
and cinnamon. Stir flour mixture into sweet-potato mixture. Add vanilla.
Stir in nuts and coconut.

4. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, or just until
cake's center springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan about 10
minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.