SWEET POTATO POUND CAKE
- 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 1/2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon or nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, add select potatoes and beat well.
Stir together flour, next 3 ingredients and if desired cinnamon in a medium bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 10 inch(12)cup tube pan.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour)
SWEET POTATO POUND CAKE LOAVES- prepare batter as directed, pour into 2 greased and floured 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pans. Bake and cool as directed