Sweet Potato Cake

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Serves: 20

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

What You’ll Need:
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cup shredded, peeled sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

    What To Do:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
    2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla until well blended. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Gradually beat dry ingredients into egg mixture. Stir in sweet potatoes and 1 cup walnuts. Pour into baking dish.
    3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
    4. To make the Cream Cheese Frosting, in a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until creamy. Slowly beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread over cake and sprinkle with remaining walnuts. Refrigerate any leftovers.

    Note:

    • We love this Sweet Potato Cake! It’s perfect for the Thanksgiving dessert table!

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