Sweet Potato Layer Cake

"A true Southern classic, this cake is a hit at church functions and bake sales," writes Christy Shepard from Marion, North Carolina.

Directions In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the sweet potato, water and vanilla. In a small bowl, beat egg whites...

  • Yield: 10-12 servings
  • Cooking time: 25 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Publisher: Tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 cups finely shredded uncooked sweet potato (about 1 medium)
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2-2/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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