Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sweet Potato Cake Bread

I made this the other night and Ross had no idea he was eating whole wheat flour and sweet potatoes! (This may or may not have been to do with the cream cheese icing on top)It tastes a whole lot like carrot cake and Ross couldn't get enough! Yay!

You need---

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour (I got mine at Sprout's)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/3 cup water

1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes

1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Cream cheese icing (recipe follows)

How to make it--

-Combine sugar and oil; beat well. Add eggs and beat. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture alternately with water. Stir in sweet potatoes and chopped nuts.

-Pour batter into well greased 9x5 inch loaf pan (or 2 small loaf pans). Bake at 350 degrees F for about one hour, or until toothpick comes out clean. This will not rise up as much as you would expect. It pretty much stays flat on top, not rounded.

-Let cool and top with cream cheese icing.

Cream Cheese Icing

You need--

1/2 stick room temperature butter

1/2 block cream cheese

2 cups powdered sugar

splash of vanilla extract

How to make it--

-Cream together butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth.

-Slowly add powdered sugar, mixing as you combine. Continue adding powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached. This may be slightly more or less than 2 cups.

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