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Posted: November 30, 2017

If you love fall flavors, you’ve got to try this sweet potato pound cake

By Jessie Taylor

Pound cake has a simple sweetness that can really hit the spot. The dense cake needs no frosting, but we may be able to dress it up with the addition of sweet potato.

If you’re a fan of pumpkin desserts, you’ll love this recipe from Well Done Food. Sweet potato and pumpkin have similar flavors and textures, so you probably could make this with pumpkin if you really wanted. But give the sweet potato a chance — you might just discover your new favorite baking addition.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2½ cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Southern Living explains exactly how to make it.

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