Sensational Sweet Potato Cake

Source: Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission spokesperson, Holly Clegg.

Move over carrot cake & try this fabulous 3 layer spicy cake iced with a rich Cream Cheese Frosting. This popular cake is easily prepared with a cake mix.

1 pkg reduced-fat yellow cake mix

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

3 lg eggs

2 tbsp canola oil

1 1/3 c water

1 (15-oz) can sweet potatoes (yams), drained, mashed or 1 c fresh sweet potatoes, cooked, mashed

1 c drained crushed pineapple

1 tsp vanilla

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 (8-oz) pkg light cream cheese

3 tbsp margarine

1 (16-oz) box powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 350°F. Coat 3 (9") round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray & dust with flour. In lg mixing bowl, combine cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs,

oil, water, sweet potatoes, crushed pineapple & vanilla. Mix at low speed until well combined. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 20-25 min or until toothpick

inserted comes out clean. Cool; ice cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Cream Cheese Frosting: In mixing bowl, blend together cream cheese & margarine. Gradually

add powdered sugar mixing until smooth. Add vanilla. Blend again.

serves 16-20