Sweet Potato Pound Cake

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Ingredients

CAKE:
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes
GLAZE:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
3 to 5 teaspoons orange juice

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.


Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with sweet potatoes. Beat just until combined (batter will be stiff).

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Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 50-60 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.


For glaze, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, orange peel and enough juice to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 12 servings.

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