BettyCrocker.com's recipe for quick and easy sweet potato pound cake involves baking a batter consisting of store-bought pound cake mix, mashed sweet potatoes, eggs, milk and nutmeg. A make-from-scratch sweet potato cake recipe is available on MyRecipes.com.
To make the sweet potato cake on BettyCrocker.com, use an electric mixer to beat 1 box of pound cake mix with 1 cup of mashed, cooked sweet potatoes; 1/2 cup milk; 3 eggs and 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg in a large bowl. Beat the mixture on low speed for one minute. During this process, use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl frequently to ensure the ingredients combine well. Switch to medium speed and continue to beat mixture for another three minutes, scraping the bowl every now and then.
Pour the batter into a greased tube cake pan and smooth the top. Bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 to 50 minutes or until the cake is cooked through and golden brown. Allow the cake to cool completely before applying store-bought cream cheese frosting.
The sweet potato pound cake recipe on MyRecipes.com calls for mashed cooked sweet potatoes, cream cheese, sugar, butter and eggs. It also uses a homemade flour mix consisting of all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.