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Monday, October 15, 2012

♥ Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake ♥


Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cooked, mashed and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and spices; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Beat in sweet potatoes and vanilla until blended. Stir in pecans and raisins.
  • Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 70-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.

~~Reminisce, September/October 2000~~

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