Sweet Potato Spice Cake with Fresh Ginger & Pecan Streusel Topping

Sweet Potato Spice Cake with Fresh Ginger & Pecan Streusel Topping
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs. finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1-½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. table salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. table salt
  • 1-½ cups very firmly packed light brown sugar
  • + 10 more ingredients
    • 1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg or ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • ½ cup very firmly packed light brown sugar
    • 2 oz. (¼ cup) unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 cup baked, mashed sweet potato, at room temperature or slightly warmer (from about one 15-ounce sweet potato)
    • 3 oz. (2/3 cup) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • ¾ cup vegetable oil; more for the pan
    • 7-½ oz. (1-2/3 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more for the pan
    • ½ cup chopped toasted pecans
    • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 1 Tbs. molasses

In a small bowl, stir the flour, brown sugar, pecans, and salt. Drizzle the melted butter over the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. The streusel should feel clumpy, not sandy, when gently squeezed between your finger- tips. If the streusel seems dry, add more melted butter.

View full recipe at Fine Cooking

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