Monday, April 19, 2010

SMS - Sweet Potato Bread (sans rum glaze)

My apologies for the late post. This week's Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe, Sweet Potato Bread, was chosen by Lorelei of Mermaid Sweets. She is the founder of this wonderful baking group. Although this recipe is called a bread, I think it's more like a cake, especially since it's baked in a Bundt pan. If it wasn't for me straining the sweet potato puree to remove all the strings, this cake would go on the Quick-and-Easy list. I also omitted the pecans and reduced the sugar to 1 2/3 cup because 2 cups seemed too much. Instead of the orange rum glaze, I used up some lemon/lime glaze I had in the fridge. I took the cake to a bake sale at work today and people liked it.


The cake turned out fluffy, moist and tender, and not too sweet. I love spices in this sort of cake so I increased the cinnamon to 2 tsp, and added a dash of cloves, allspice and freshly ground nutmeg. I expected it to taste like pumpkin cake but oddly enough, found it to taste more like a gingerbread cake. My husband said that it could be a tad sweeter but he definitely liked the soft texture. He gave it a 7.5 out of 10.

Thank you, Lorelei, for choosing another SMS winner. If you would like to try this cake, you can find the recipe HERE. Don't forget to check out the other SMS bakers.

18 comments:

  1. Glad you and the bake sale recipients liked the cake. Love the white glaze look.

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  2. Wow, this really sounds good.

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  3. Your cake looks great!! I'm glad it worked out with less sugar, I thought 2 cups was alot too!!

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  4. oh yum! I would try it with mangoes next time? Or maybe other fruit!

    Looks great with that topping though!

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  5. i agree with Vicki, sounds good and looks good too!

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  6. looks yummy Hanaa, hope you have a little piece left for quality control reason of course:):)

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  7. Although you made it look really good (of course!) this one just didn't inspire me. Maybe the flavors were too much like fall.

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  8. I'm with you Hanaa - this one was more cake than bread to me, especially with the bundt pan. Yours looks terrific and I'm glad it went over well at the office!

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  9. Your bread looks great! The lemon/lime glaze sounds delicious! It might have been good that you used a different glaze since you brought it to work. We had a bake sale at my office once and no one wanted to eat my co-worker's rum-glazed pound cake (I did, though, and it was good).

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  10. I like your glaze better than the rum glaze. This is more attractive. It stands out but is still subtle.

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  11. Yum! I love the drizzled icing. Looks great! I definitely agree about the sugar - will be reducing it next time too. R x

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  12. Thank you all for stopping by and for your nice comments :o) As always, it's very much appreciated.

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  13. I love the white drizzled glaze! The contrast is really pretty! Nice job.

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    Looks great. Interesting recipe!

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  16. This looks just wonderful, and attractive with the glaze - the spices sound really good tasting to me, and i'll bet the aroma was wonderful too.

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