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Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Cake


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  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 15 oz can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup baked mashed sweet potato (or canned equivalent)
  • 4 large eggs



Step 1

Generously grease and flour a 9" x 13" cake pan; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat oil, eggs, pumpkin, sweet potato and oil. Add flour mixture and mix until smooth.

Pour batter into the greased and floured cake pan. Bake at 325° for 45 minutes. Test for doneness with knife or toothpick before removing. When done, Let cool for a few minutes before removing from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.

Ice with 1 package of softened (room temperature) cream cheese mixed with 1/2 can pumpkin or sweet potato puree.

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