Sweet Potato Cake

by Betty
(Virginia)

My Grandma has a recipe file with lots of recipes from various sources (newspaper clippings, magazine articles, etc.) This is one of my favorites...

Recipe Ingredients...

1 Pkg. Betty Crocker reduced Fat yellow cake mix.
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
3 Large Eggs
2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
1 1/3 Cups Water
1 (15 oz) Can Sweet Potatoes drained and mashed
1 Cup drained crushed pineapple.
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Coat three nine inch round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray and dust with flour.

In a large Mixing Bowl...

Combine the cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, oil, water, sweet potatoes, pineapple and vanilla

Mix on low speed wintil well combined.

Pour into the prepared pans, trying to pour even amounts in each pan.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool and ice cake with Cream Cheese Frosting...

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8 oz) pkg light Cream Cheese
3 Tablespoons Margarine
1 (16 oz) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla

In a mixing bowl, blend together the cream cheese and margarine. Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing until smooth and creamy.
Add Vanilla stir well.

Serves about 16-20

Note: I served this at a get together recently, just a summer cookout with friends and family, and everyone loved it!

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