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Recipe: Brown-Eyed SusanSweet Potato Cake
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 15 ounces mashed sweet potatoes or unsweetened cannedsweet potatoes, rinsed, drained, and mashed 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3 large eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 1 (6-ounce) package or 1 cup NESTL TOLL HOUSESemi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup waterCreamy Premier White Icing: 3/4 cup NESTL ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels 1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 ounces cream cheese 1/3 cup sour cream 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, (optional)3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
For Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Lightly grease and flour one 13 x 9-inch or two 9-inch-roundbaking pans.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda,salt, cinnamon and ginger in small bowl. Combine sweet potatoes,granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl. Add eggs oneat a time, beating well after each addition. Add oil; beat untilwell blended. Stir in morsels, pecans and water. Stir in flourmixture; mix until blended. Pour into prepared pan(s).
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan(s)on wire rack(s). For layer cakes, remove from pans after 10 minutes.Frost with Creamy Premier White Icing.
For Creamy Premier White Icing: Microwavemorsels and butter in small, microwave-safe mixer bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH(70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10 to20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
Beat cream cheese and sour cream intomorsel mixture until creamy. Add vanilla extract and almond extract.Gradually beat in powdered sugar until mixture reaches spreadingconsistency. Makes about 3 cups icing.
Makes 12 servings.
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