Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet potatoes are not only tasty and versatile, they're good for you as well. Family and friends never mind eating a nutritious vegetable when it's part of this easy-to-prepare dessert, I...

Directions In a large bowl, beat the sugar, potatoes, shortening, water and egg. Combine dry ingredients; add to potato mixture and mix well. Stir in raisins and pecans. Pour into a greased...

  • Yield: 8-10 servings
  • Cooking time: 45 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Publisher: Tasteofhome.com


  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cold mashed sweet potatoes (without added milk or butter)
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar

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