I wanted to create a cake that was simple and I also wanted to include sweet potatoes or yams in the recipe. I had a can that was just begging to be used.
Since my mom would be taking this cake on her journey to Tennessee in the motor home, I knew I needed to create something that didn’t need to be refrigerated. So, you got it – no frosting.
I had a box of spiced cake mix and I also had some yummy apple cider and decided to use a package in the cake as well. I named my creation Sweet Potato Apple Cider Cake. It’s so good, I’ll probably make this again before the Holiday Season is over.
Yields: 20 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
1 box (Duncan Hines) spiced cake mix
1 individual package spiced apple cider mix
1 cup canned yams/sweet potatoes, strings removed
3 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
Heat oven to350°F. Spray (2) 9-inch round glass baking dishes or (2) 1-qt. loaf pans with butter cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, beat ingredients with a hand mixer until smooth.
Pour into prepared baking dishes. Bake for 20-25 minutes. (Bake 25-30 minutes for loaf pans.) Serve warm or at room temperature.
Note: No need for frosting, but if preferred, use a simple cheese cake or vanilla flavored frosting. Add nuts of choice for more texture and flavor.