Sweet Potato Pound Cake Loaf

Gourmet Harvest International Recipe Of The Month



1 cup softened butter
2 cups white sugar
2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
3 cups all
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
5 teaspoons orange juice
2 tablespoons grated orange zest

Add all ingredients


Prep Time – 20 minutes
Cooking Time – 1 hour and 20 minutes
Ready To Serve In 2 hours


One: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.

Two: In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add mashed sweet potatoes and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time (the batter will look curdled). Add flour mixture to potato mixture. Beat on low until combined.

Three: Pour batter into 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool cake for 20 minutes in the pan, then invert onto serving plate.

Four: To make the glaze: in a small bowl, combine confectioners sugar with 3 to 5 teaspoons orange juice to achieve drizzling consistency. Spoon over warm cake and sprinkle with orange zest if desired.


Anne describes this as, “A light-tasting, fine-textured cake. Excellent for the holiday season.” and at Gourmet Harvest International we agree. That is why we have made this our Gourmet Harvest International “Recipe Of The Month”. Thank you Anne for such a delicious treat.

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