Sweet Potato Spice Sheet Cake

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I had a helper in the kitchen today. She didn’t get her hands dirty but she lent the emotional support baking sometimes requires :)

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Sweet potato gives this cake flavor and texture. It also boosts the vitamin A content as well as beta-carotene.

Start by creaming the butter. It’s always a good idea to cream the butter before you add the sugar.

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Eggs and vanilla are added to the mix.

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Flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg comprise the dry ingredients.

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One medium sweet potato yields about 3/4 of a cup.

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Fragrantly spiced flour is mixed using one of Thomas’ beautiful handmade spoons.

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The flour mixture and the sweet potato puree are alternately added to the creamed mixture.

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The batter is spread into a greased 9×9 square pan.

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After about 25 minutes in the oven, the baked cake is flecked with spice and orange sweet potato.

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Top with frosting made with maple syrup.

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Enjoy :)

Sweet Potato Spice Sheet Cake with Maple Syrup Frosting

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup sweet potato puree

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×9 square baking pan.

Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add eggs one at a time and mix until fully incorporated into the butter mixture. Mix in vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Mix to combine. Alternately add the flour mixture and the sweet potato into the creamed mixture until a stiff batter is formed.

Spread batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.

While the cake is baking, make the frosting.

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened.
  • 3-4 tablespoons maple syrup

Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add more or less maple syrup and confectioners sugar as required.

Let the cake cool completely before frosting.

 

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