15 Sweet Potato Cake Recipes You Can Make Today

Sweet potatoes are super healthy root vegetables and cakes are notoriously unhealthy, so why not mix them? Creating sweet potato cakes is a great option if you want to try out some more nutritious cake options but don’t want to give up your cakes altogether.

If you want to find out about some amazing sweet potato cake recipes that you can easily make, keep reading and take notes!

O Meu Tempero’s Sweet Potato Cake

  • 75 minutes total time
  • 760 calories
  • 4 servings

This recipe is deliciously simple and easy to make. All you really need to pay a lot of attention to is making sure that the sweet potatoes are smooth when puréed and the egg whites are folded into the batter.

Doing this ensures that the cake will not be too dense. You can enjoy the subtle taste of almonds and orange zest in this cake, so it’s really delicious.

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • eggs
  • flour
  • grated almonds
  • margarine
  • orange zest
  • sugar
  • sweet potato

Lolibox Sweet Potato Cake

  • 70 minutes total time
  • 4 servings

This sweet potato recipe incorporates run into this beautifully moist cake, creating the perfect combination of rich flavors. Not only is it delicious, but this cake if full of nutrients from the sweet potato.

It’s a great menu choice if you are planning on bringing something to the gathering that no one else will have.

To make this recipe, you need:

  • Egg yolks
  • flour
  • olive oil
  • rum
  • sugar 
  • sweet potatoes
  • vegetable oil

Life Love Food’s Sweet Potato Cake

  • 85 minutes total time
  • 500 calories
  • 4 servings

This cake is a delicious fruity mix. You can enjoy raisins and rum, as well as cinnamon mixed with the sweet potato. This recipe is the ultimate sweet potato cake for the holiday season, and it will warm you right up. Because of the mix of flavors, this cake is a great alternative to the traditional Christmas fruit cake.

To recreate this cake, you will need:

  • Butter for lining tray
  • cinnamon
  • Flour for lining tray
  • full fat yogurt
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  • light brown sugar
  • medium eggs
  • milk
  • raisins 
  • rum or sweet wine
  • salt
  • Spelt, wholewheat pastry flour or white flour
  • sweet potatoes

Saveur Sweet Potato Cake

  • 90 minutes total time
  • 870 calories
  • 12 servings

This sweet potato cake exceeds expectations. You can enjoy delectable marshmallow-y meringue icing between moist, spiced sweet potato cake splices. As its topping, the candied pecans and praline make for the perfect complimentary duo. This pound cake will certainly be a favorite at the next family event you bring this to.

To make this cake, you will need:

  • baking powder
  • confectioners sugar
  • dark rum
  • egg whites
  • eggs 
  • ground allspice
  • ground cardamom
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • kosher salt
  • light brown sugar
  • making soda
  • mashed sweet potatoes
  • milk
  • Sour (and more, lining the pan)
  • sour cream
  • sugar
  • unsalted butter (and more for lining the pan)
  • vanilla extract
  • whole pecans

Cake By Courtney’s Sweet Potato Cake

  • 2 hours total time
  • 4 servings

This stunning sweet potato cake has layers made from moist, spiced sweet potato cakes. In between these layers is a filling made from toasted marshmallow, pecan buttercream and pecan crunch. You can decorate this cake beautifully using more buttercream filling and whole or chopped pecans on the top.

To recreate this recipe, you will need:

  • 24 large marshmallows
  • baking powder
  • cake flour
  • chopped pecans
  • cinnamon
  • cool unsalted butter
  • extra large room temperature eggs
  • granulated sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • ground ginger
  • heavy cream
  • Marshmallow Fluff (around 100 grams)
  • mashed sweet potatoes (around three large sweet potatoes)
  • nutmeg
  • olive oil
  • Pecan butter
  • powdered sugar (measured and then sifted)
  • powdered sugar (measured and then sifted)
  • vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil

Vegnews’ Sweet Potato Cake

  • 70 minutes total time
  • 240 calories
  • 24 servings

This recipe is vegan and so delicious. It’s the perfect cake for autumn and will be sure to bring the family together on cold days. The spiced cakes will warm you up and the buttercream is so good you would never even think that it is vegan.

To create this cake, you will need the following ingredients:

  • almond milk
  • baking soda
  • chopped toasted pecans 
  • cider vinegar
  • cinnamon
  • freshly ground nutmeg 
  • ground ginger
  • margarine
  • powdered sugar
  • safflower oil
  • sea salt
  • shredded unsweetened toasted coconut 
  • sweet potato purée
  • unbleached cane sugar
  • vanilla essence
  • water
  • whole wheat pastry flour

Bakepedia’s Sweet Potato Cake

  • 930 calories
  • 12 servings

This sweet potato cake is ideal for those autumn days, and especially Thanksgiving. The roasting of the potatoes make them sweeter and even more delicious for this cake, making them perfect for the warm spices that go into the recipe. You won’t find a cake that is moister than this one, so it is one you definitely have to try out.

To make this cake, you will need:

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 4 large eggs 
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • confectioners sugar
  • dark rum
  • ground allspice 
  • ground cardamom
  • ground cinnamon 
  • ground ginger 
  • kosher salt
  • mashed sweet potatoes 
  • Milk
  • packed light brown sugar
  • sour cream
  • sugar
  • toasted pecan halves 
  • unsalted butter
  • unsalted butter
  • vanilla extract

The Emotional Baker’s Sweet Potato Cake

  • 55 minutes total time
  • 1120 calories
  • 4 servings

This sweet potato cake is a dairy-free dish of delight. The unsweetened cashew milk, sweet potato and spices work wonderfully together to create your next dairy-free dessert (or afternoon snack). If you were thinking of trying out a sweet potato cake without dairy in it, this is the perfect option for you.

To create this cake, you will need:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Canola oil
  • Cinnamon
  • margarine
  • Nutmeg
  • Powdered sugar
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Sweet potato
  • Unsweetened cashew milk
  • Vanilla extract

Sweetie Pies’ Sweet Potato Cake

  • 105 minutes total time
  • 4 servings

This cake brings together the delightful flavors of sweet potatoes, pineapple, nuts and cream cheese. A soft vanilla hint can be enjoyed through the spices that surround the sweet potato and cream cheese filling. This cake is a great option for cold, rainy days when you need a warm hug in the form of food.

  • 3 large eggs
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • brown sugar
  • chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners sugar
  • crushed pineapple 
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • margarine
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • raisins
  • salt
  • softened butter
  • softened cream cheese
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract

Crumb Top Baking’s Sweet Potato Cake with Chocolate and Coconut Frosting 

  • 3 hours total time 
  • 170 calories
  • 16 servings

This sweet potato cake with coconut and chocolate is one of the best options out there for the vegan cake lovers. No flavor is lost with the delicious cinnamon notes and creamy coconut whip that you can decorate the cake with. If you are interested in vegan sweet potato cakes, this one is one you definitely need to try.

To recreate this delicious recipe, you will need:

  • 1 medium mashed sweet potato 
  • baking soda
  • coconut sugar
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • full fat coconut milk
  • ground cinnamon
  • kosher salt
  • maple syrup
  • unsweetened cocoa
  • Unsweetened nut milk
  • whole wheat flour

The Hungry Buddha Eats the World Sweet Potato Cake

  • 35 minutes total time
  • 1090 calories
  • 4 servings

This sweet potato cake is another one that makes the most of the warm spices we love to use in the winter time. The cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice come together perfectly to create a winner dessert. The walnuts (or any other nuts you choose to use) and heavy cream add some extra depth and flavor to this dish, so it will always be delicious.

  • 2 large eggs
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • chopped walnuts
  • granulated sugar
  • ground allspice
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • heavy cream
  • light brown sugar
  • Peeled roasted sweet potatoes
  • powdered sugar
  • unsalted butter
  • vanilla extract
  • vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil

Dave Bakes’ Okinawan Sweet Potato Cake with Macapuno

  • 70 minutes total time
  • 580 calories
  • 4 servings

This purple dish of delight is made using Okinawan sweet potatoes. This recipe is super easy to do and will result in a delicious sweet potato cake with a hint of vanilla and sour cream – the perfect snack.

To create this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • sour cream
  • sugar 
  • sweet potatoes
  • unsalted butter 
  • vanilla

Cooks and Books and Recipes’ Pecan Sweet Potato Cake

  • 75 minutes total time
  • 890 calories
  • 11 servings

This cake is an old-fashioned Southern beauty. You can expect to get three layers of delicious sweet potato based cake with marshmallow filling and icing. On top of the decedent sweet potato and spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon, the coconut bring all the flavors together to create the ultimate cake.

To bake this cake, you will need:

  • 4 eggs (separated)
  • all-purpose flour
  • almond extract
  • apricot preserves 
  • baking powder
  • boiling water
  • cream of tartar
  • egg whites
  • granulated sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • ground ginger
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • salt
  • shredded coconut 
  • sweet potatoes
  • toasted pecans
  • vanilla extract
  • vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil
  • water

She Wears Many Hats’ Southern Sweet Potato Cake

  • 75 minutes total time
  • 420 calories
  • 12 servings

If you are needing the perfect cake for any occasion, this is the one. The sweet potato and cinnamon layers marry perfectly with the cinnamon and honey buttercream that is used as fillings and frostings. Try this recipe out for the next event you go to or host – no one will be disappointed.

To recreate this recipe, you will need: 

  • 3 large eggs
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • granulated sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • salt
  • sweet potatoes
  • unsalted butter 
  • vanilla extract
  • whole buttermilk

Ambitious Kitchen’s Spiced Zucchini Sweet Potato Cake

  • 60 minutes total time
  • 480 calories
  • 16 servings

This gluten-free cake is made using delicious sweet potatoes and zucchini. The spices used, such as nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice are perfect for chilly evenings and the maple syrup adds a hint of flavor you otherwise would not expect. Cinnamon and orange infused cream cheese is used as a frosting and topped with an almond butter glaze that is simply unbeatable.

To make this cake, you will need the following ingredients: 

  • 1 Orange (zest from)
  • 4 large eggs 
  • allspice
  • baking soda
  • blanched almond flour
  • chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • coconut flour
  • coconut oil
  • coconut oil
  • cream cheese
  • creamy almond butter 
  • creamy almond butter (natural)
  • fresh orange juice
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • ground nutmeg
  • powdered sugar
  • pure maple syrup
  • pure maple syrup
  • salt
  • salted butter
  • sea salt
  • shredded zucchini 
  • sweet potato
  • vanilla extract

One Slice More’s Chocolate and Sweet Potato Cake

  • 105 minutes total
  • 870 calories
  • 4 servings

This divine chocolate sweet potato cake is moist and surprisingly delicious. It lasts long, so you will have a great snack to dig into for several days after making it. It makes a great alternative to regular chocolate cakes as no flavor is lost, making is a great family favorite.

To make this cake, you will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • baking powder
  • Berries
  • chips
  • coconut milk 
  • flour 
  • salt
  • sugar
  • sweet potato
  • vegan butter (or margarine)
  • vegan chocolate 

Conclusion on Sweet Potato Cakes

Sweet potato cakes are a great alternative to regular cakes. They offer a different, but still delicious taste and can be paired with just about anything a regular cake would.

Although they tend to be denser, there are stick to making them feel more airy if that, if that is the texture you prefer to go for. You have nothing to lose by trying out some of these amazing recipes, so what are you waiting for?

Kathryn Sewell

Kathryn Sewell

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