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This Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll Cake will knock your socks off! It is an award-winning recipe and the perfect dessert to feed your family this fall and winter.

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Every year in our town we have an event called Tater Day. It is a HUGE thing in my small town. This year, they had a bake-off challenge for sweet potatoes, so I decided to make this fantastic sweet potato cinnamon roll cake — and you know what? It took home first prize. It is JUST THAT GOOD!

My husband raves about this delicious dessert every time I make it. Even if you have picky eaters, they will love this because the sweet potatoes are so suttle in this recipe — you won't even taste them.

The cake is topped with a pecan glaze and a cinnamon sugar mixture. You can see all the dots of sweet potato in the cake so you know they are there!

This is a made-from-scratch dessert and you will not find a box cake mix here. It really is one of the best desserts I have made in a long time.

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Yield: 10 servings

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll Cake

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll Cake

Delicious and moist cake flavored with cinnamon, sugar, and a secret ingredient -- sweet potato.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


For the cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups cooked sweet potatoes
  • 11/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

For the cinnamon sugar topping

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

For the pecan glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13×9 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. In your KitchenAid stand mixer, beat sweet potatoes and milk until smooth. Add beaten eggs, and vanilla and mix well until combined.
    3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg. Mix well to combine.
    4. Slowly add flour to the sweet potato mixture, Be sure not to overmix.
    5. Now, drizzle in the melted butter and mix it in well.
    6. Pour the batter into the 9x13 pan. Set aside while you make the topping.
    7. For the topping, mix together the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour until well combined.
    8. Drop the mixture in small bits all over the batter. Make it as even as possible.
    9. Now, use a knife and swirl the cinnamon sugar topping through the cake. This is the cinnamon roll portion of the cake.
    10. Bake cake for 30- 35 minutes. Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and allow it to set for 20 minutes.
    11. While the cake is resting, make the glaze topping. Mix together the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and pecans. Pour over the cake while the cake is still slightly warm.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 619Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 496mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 3gSugar: 50gProtein: 11g

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Saturday 29th of July 2023

There are three ways to measure flour: spoon it into the measuring cup and level it off; scoop it into the measuring cup and level it off, or weigh it. The only consistent way to measure flour is to weigh it, so would you please measure your flour the way you usually do, and then weigh it and put the weight in the recipe. Thanks!

Jennifer Sikora

Sunday 30th of July 2023

Hi Sunny - I am a rustic baker. I do not weigh my ingredients. Sorry! You might have to find someone else's recipes if that is what you are wanting. :) I measure using measuring cups and US measurements. I don't do grams or anything like that.


Saturday 17th of September 2022

No one will ever guess it's made with sweet potatoes. So good.

Jennifer Sikora

Sunday 18th of September 2022

Right? I have been able to fool everyone!


Saturday 17th of September 2022

Mmmmmm, delish and I love the texture. It's wonderful

Jennifer Sikora

Sunday 18th of September 2022

Th texture is so amazing.


Friday 16th of September 2022

Fantastic cake! I love the flavors and this is a comforting dessert.

Jennifer Sikora

Sunday 18th of September 2022

It is my favorite for sure.

Inger@Art of Natural Living

Tuesday 13th of September 2022

What a great way to add nutrition to a really fun recipe!

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