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Sweet Potato Bourbon Bundt Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 1 cake
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
Bourbon Pecan Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 10 to 12 cup Bundt pan generously with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Use a hand or stand mixer to cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and continue beating until very light and fluffy. Add sweet potato,1/3 cup bourbon, and vanilla; beat until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Add to butter mixture a couple of big spoonfuls at a time, alternately with milk, beating in between each addition. Pour cake batter into the prepared Bundt pan, spreading with the back of a spoon to level it off.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes. Invert cake onto serving platter and allow to cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add butter, vanilla, and bourbon and cook over low heat until syrupy, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in pecans. Allow syrup to cool for about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  6. Spoon Bourbon Pecan Syrup over the completely cooled bundt cake.
  7. Adapted from Martha Stewart
Recipe Notes
To cook the sweet potato wrap it in foil and bake it in a 400 degree F oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until it pierces easily with a sharp knife. To save time, do this step a day or two ahead and refrigerate cooked sweet potato until you are ready to bake the cake.