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Brown Butter Sweet Potato Cake -1

Sweet Potato Cake

A spin on your traditional spice cake with sweet potato! 


  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter i.e. 2 sticks
  • 2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Cups Mashed Sweet Potato
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk


  1. In separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients together (flour, salt, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder).  Whisk together and set aside. 

  2. Cream the sugar and butter together in a stand mixer.  

  3. Then, add eggs, sweet potato and vanilla extract to butter and sugar mixture.  Mix until fully combined. 

  4. Slowly add in dry ingredients to the wet ingredients stopping to ensure it is fully incorporated before adding more. 

  5. Next, add the milk and blend until all ingredients are fully incorporated. 

  6. Pour cake batter into two greased nine inch baking pans or a bundt cake pan.

  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees. 

  8. Let cool on cooling rack for an hour or so or until cool to the touch.  Frost with the brown butter cream cheese frosting and serve!