Marbled Sweet Potato Sheet Cake

I have been trying to get my family hooked on sweet potatoes for a L-O-N-G time.  I would buy them if I knew for sure we would eat them and when I way “we” I mean my hubs.  He does have quite an influence on what the boys eat.  For example, we have an ongoing battle over Miracle Whip and Mayo.  As of now I see no end in sight so our children will probably grow with psychological problems when it comes to what spread they want on their ham sandwich but that is a story for another day.

Knowing the trouble I have with condiments and realizing I could lose the sweet potato fight completely I told no one!  I just watched smugly as they all took bites and relished in the fact that I had done it!  Bite after bite they kept eating.  My 5 year old even said, and I quote, “This is the best cake ever!”  Yes, son, this IS the best cake ever.  I had come out victorious after this battle; the fight, well that has just begun.  Next battlefield, savory sweet potatoes with a lot less butter!  Oh, and I did tell them eventually.

Here is the video I made for the Real Women of Philadelphia…I did a bit better on camera this time.  All I can say is…wardrobe!? (Shouted as if someone would actually come and fix that bag of a sweater I was wearing.  I swear it looked much better in the mirror.)

Marbled Sweet Potato Cake


  1. These were sooooo delicious!!!
    Thanks for bringing them to share today!!!
    I think this is my favorite dessert to date!
    You never cease to amaze me!!!

  2. This looks fantastic! I’m always looking for ways to substitute butter and oil in cakes with veggies. I’ll definitely be giving this a try! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Thanks Candace! Unfortunately there isn’t a shortage of butter in this recipe but now that you mention it substituting sweet potato in a spice cake mix or even vanilla would so fantastic! Hmm, I may need to go buy some more sweet potatoes!

  3. YOU ARE A NATURAL!!! That was an AWESOME video!! And not to mention a mouth watering dessert!! I really want to try that out, and the sweater looked great! We had snow yesterday here in Colorado too! Brr!!

    • Aww, thanks Shawn! I’m still trying (and when I say trying I really meaning hoping) to lose some more baby weight. I just started running again so hopefully that will help with my wardrobe! I hope this nice weather we are having right now comes your way!

  4. This looks incredible. I can’t wait to try it. 🙂

  5. What a delicious sounding recipe ! Love sweet potatoes in sweet or savory dishes and will definitly try this !

  6. This recipe sounds so good… I’ve never tried adding sweet potatoes into a cake mixture! I checked out your video and it looks great! It’s got to be difficult trying to work through the recipe while talking to the camera at the same time.

  7. Natasha says:

    Oh my … this is amazing .. just made it for fathers day and WOW …I am so pleased with myself .. lol .. thank you so very much doll!!!! I will link to your site when I post up the pics 😉 Amazing… thanks!


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