Sweet-Potato Layer Cake with Orange-Cream Cheese Frosting

Sweet-Potato Layer Cake with Orange-Cream Cheese Frosting
Photo by Brian Leatart

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup golden brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 11 ½ cups chopped walnuts
  • 11/12 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • + 14 more ingredients
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
    • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 3 cups cake flour
    • 3 ¼ cups powdered sugar
    • ¼ cup candied orange peel
    • 2 pounds tan-skinned sweet potatoes
    • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

Preheat oven to 400°F. Pierce potatoes with fork; place on small baking sheet. Roast potatoes until soft, about 1 hour. Cool, peel, and mash potatoes. Measure 2 cups mashed potatoes; cool to lukewarm (reserve any remaining potatoes for another use). Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Butter and fl...

View full recipe at Epicurious

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