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.