A Christmas Favorite

Two years ago I created a recipe for a sweet bread made with spiced apple cider.  swtpotocake2 I took a little from about 4 different recipes and created my own bread using spiced cake mix and yams/sweet potatoes. swtpotocake3So glad I did and my family is too! I’m sure my mom has been wondering if I would make the treat again. She in particular, liked it a lot.

So, this year when “Mr. Special” was talking about sending some goodies to Long Island, NY where his family lives, I knew I needed to include a few loaves of the spiced bread. I’m hoping his mom and dad like it.

It’s truly a sweet bread or cake that is very similar to a pumpkin bread. I call it a bread simply due to me not frosting it. Plus, I make it in loaf pans like a bread.  However, if you wanted to make this yourself, you could certainly choose a cream cheese or vanilla frosting to top the goodness and call it a cake. Whatever you may call it, it’s some kind of good!!

I call it Yam Good Sweet Potato Bread. The recipe is below, Enjoy!

Yam Good Sweet Potato Bread


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

15 ounce can yams/sweet potatoes, drained and 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. FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS – USED 5 MINI-LOAF TIN PANS

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.) MINI-LOAF PANS BAKED FOR 20-25 MINUTES.  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. CAN BE DECORATED WITH MELTED WHITE CHOCOLATE IN RIBBON OR SNOWFLAKE DESIGN.


About amrecipes

My love of cooking has taken over. I was on the net one day and saw an ad for a recipe contest. I entered. Then, I entered another. Then another, and so on and when I won a contest... an entire year's worth of tomato products, I was hooked. Since then, I've entered many many different recipe contests. I have won a trip to New York, entries into cook-offs, a recipe published in a Kraft/Paula Deen cookbook and many food products and food related items. I enjoy cooking and entering recipe contests. I hope I spark an interest in others to create something they can be proud of. I'm always getting more ideas from the internet. Wow, I remember not having the internet years ago. It's a God send and I'm trying to cover every inch of the food sites!! Join me in my quest to keep fresh ideas flowing and creating new and exciting dishes.
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