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sweet potato pound cake

Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pound Cake

  • Author: Johnniemay McDonald


Moist and delicate sweet potato pound cake spiced with cinnamon and topped with a brown sugar glaze.


1 3/4 cups (255g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp pumpkin spice mix

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup white sugar 

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup melted butter, completely cooled

4 large eggs

1 (15 oz) can sweet potato puree

1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare your loaf pan. Set it aside.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients; all-purpose flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice mix, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl and set the bowl aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip together the sugars, vegetable oil, cooled melted butter, and sweet potato puree.
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test. Do not over bake.
  6. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool before removing it from the pan.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!