Southerners love their sweets, and this Southern Sweet Potato Cake is no exception. A sniff of this aromatic cake will transport you right back to Granny's kitchen. This cake is versatile enough to bake during the fall season and all year round. In case you haven't had the chance to try a sweet potato cake, we'll give you our two cents—the taste is similar to a carrot cake, but much more decadent. The cake embraces a mixture of spices that include cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves. The recipe only calls for one cup of mashed sweet potatoes, but if you're in a time crunch, you can substitute a can of sweet potato puree for the real sweet potato.This Southern Sweet Potato Cake is known for its tender, moist texture and its non-intimidating caramel frosting. The rich brown sugar icing does an exceptional job of harnessing the spices to create the ultimate combination of sugar and spice. This treat is certainly a show-stopper and special enough to stand on its own amidst an impressive dessert spread. If you really want to impress Granny and relish in the glory days, bring this dessert to a family holiday gathering. Don't worry, we'll keep the canned sweet potato our little secret.
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