Recipe for sweet potato cake

Published On: Oct 24 2013 02:22:41 PM EDT

Sweet potatoes are the new pumpkin when it comes to fall flavors. 

If you’ve had enough “pumpkin spice” for the season, Sweet Potato Sensations in Detroit makes every dessert imaginable with sweet potatoes -- including ice cream! 

Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, beta carotene and fiber and are a welcome alternative on holiday menus. 

You can find the recipe for Sweet Potato Sensations’ sweet potato cake here:


For the cake:

2-1/2-cups flour
2-teaspoons baking soda
2-teaspoons baking powder
¼-teaspoon salt
2-teaspoons cinnamon
2-teaspoons nutmeg
1-cup brown sugar
1-cup granulated sugar
1-1/2- cups margarine
3 large eggs
1-tablespoon vanilla flavoring
2-1/2-cups mashed sweet potatoes
½-cup crushed pineapple, drained
1-cup raisins
1-cup chopped walnuts

For the cream cheese icing:

16-ounces cream cheese softened
1/3-cup butter, softened
1-Tablespoon vanilla flavoring
3-cups confectioner’s sugar