Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Cake

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Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Cake Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Cake Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened, plus butter for pan
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
12 ounces sour cream
1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato (about 1 medium)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Rum Glaze, recipe follows

Rum Glaze:

2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 teaspoon rum extract
Pecans, for garnish





Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans, and cinnamon; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the 1 cup of butter and sugar. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the sour cream, sweet potatoes, and vanilla.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Gradually add it to the butter mixture, stirring well.

Pour half of sweet potato batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with the brown sugar mixture. Spoon the remaining batter evenly over the streusel. Bake until a tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Remove the cake from the oven and cool. Spoon the Rum Glaze over cooled cake, slice and serve.

Rum Glaze:

In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth.

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Reader Comments:


I made this cake for my family over Thanksgiving weekend. They RAVED about it!! I sent some with my brother for his staff and they said it was the best cake they had ever had! Thanks Paula for making me look like a baking genius!! smile

By D Hanna on December 08, 2013


I made this coffeecake while my parents were here for Thanksgiving. I shared it with some of my brother's co-workers who told me it was THE best coffeecake EVER!! They thought I was a baking genius! How wonderful is that! It's a great coffeecake and really very easy to make! Thank you for making me a baking genius!

By Anonymous on December 03, 2013


This sounds yummy ..going to make it today..

By Donna Mitchell on November 24, 2013


Gbu all those recipe looks delicious

By Juanita Hensley on November 24, 2013


I really like Paula recipe .I will be made this cinnamon Ripple sweet potato cake for Holidays.

By Charron Karst -Stokes on November 24, 2013


hi Paula, your recipes are just awesome and we miss seeing u on your cooking show. i hope to see you soon on your very own show if it's all possible. love you and your sense of humor and so down to earth.

By alma remando on November 24, 2013


Ms. Paula, I will try this for Thanksgiving this year. I have pies and thought a nice sweet cake would be great. Then I saw this on your FB page. Thanks! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

By Prudence on November 24, 2013


I am going to try and make this sweet potato cake this weekend have 2 lonely sweet potato now I know where they are going thanks Paula

By Daniel Jalensky on November 24, 2013


Good i love this

By Belinda ponce on November 24, 2013


Dear Ms.Deen I so enjoy your recipes and your pots and pan set that I have. Please keep all of your delicious recipes coming. May God bless you and Your family Happy Holidays to you and yours.

By Mary Jane on November 23, 2013


I have always enjoyed your cooking show,and was so sorry to see what happened, I hope in time you will be back on doing your style of cooking again.

By kathleen razack on November 23, 2013


I sure miss hearing Paula say to add the eggs " one at the time" ! Miss you Paula!!

By Anonymous on November 23, 2013


Love you Paula ! Miss u on tv . Like to see you on your sons shows ! Still love all the great recipes I have books and all !

By Anonymous on November 23, 2013


I'm going to have to try this one!!!

By Lyndle benjamin on November 23, 2013


Omgee! This turned out great!! I got rave reviews when I made it and took it to church! I made a 2nd one today to submit for my husband's family reunion cake contest!!!

By LaLa on August 11, 2012


Made this cake for Thanksgiving.....I must say it was the first thing to go. Delicious cake Mrs. Paula.

By Cynthia on November 26, 2011


last year at thanksgiving time i made this and before it had time for the iceing to make it all the way down the sides everyone was already getting into it and loved every bite. We had no left overs and i have been told that i have to make it again this year smile

By kelly on November 18, 2011


Love the cake. However, the nutmeg measurement is not posted so I just did 1 teaspoon.

By Georvohn Lambert on November 04, 2011


By Derorah Richards on May 01, 2011


Hi Richard, The recipe above is the one you're looking for.

By Jonathan Able on April 15, 2011

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