Spiced Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

As the weather becomes colder, I’ve been really trying to up my spice game to keep things warm. When I had a lone sweet potato leftover from other recipe testing the other day, I decided to combine it with those wonderful warm spices into a delectable spiced sweet potato bundt cake. Sweet potatoes are so fantastic in dessert and seasonal at this time. The idea was just speaking Fall to me and I went with it!

The wet ingredients for the spiced sweet potato bundt cake stirred together into what is basically mashed sweet potatoes.
I cut peeled and cut my poor, lone sweet potato into chunks first. Then once they boiled to become fork tender, I put them through my potato ricer right into the bowl with the rest of my wet ingredients. After that, the batter came together easily in my stand mixer.
The yummy batter for the spiced sweet potato bundt cake. Best part of cake recipe testing? Licking the bowl!
The yummy batter for the spiced sweet potato bundt cake was so luscious. Let me tell you, the best part of recipe testing was making sure the batter tasted like it should. There was the perfect amount of sweet potato and spices.
The spiced sweet potato bundt cake cooling. Oh my goodness did it smell divine!
I transferred the batter to my prepared bundt pan and just smoothed it out. I tragically learned the hard way that the maple syrup in this batter makes the cake particularly sticky. I’m still mourning the loss of that first test run cake. Only half of it came out when I turned it out with just using cooking spray. The second time I greased the pan with lots of butter and dusted it with flour. The spiced sweet potato bundt cake baked for 45 minutes. The best test was to see if a toothpick came out of the center cleanly. That told me it was done! Luckily, it came out perfectly once it cooled.
Luscious salted caramel sauce to drizzle all over the spiced sweet potato bundt cake.
While the cake cooled, I made the amazing caramel sauce. Store bought salted caramel sauce also works here if you don’t have time for homemade. Oh my goodness was it incredible to drizzle all over the spiced sweet potato bundt cake!

Then it was time to put it all together. I took the cooled cake and generously topped it with the sauce. Finally, the wait was over to try it! It was so incredibly moist and flavorful. The sauce just took it over the top in the most glorious way. I was in heaven! Hope you all enjoy this incredible cake too. xoxo

Spiced Sweet Potato Bundt Cake
Spiced Sweet Potato Bundt Cake


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Spiced Sweet Potato Bundt Cake
Spiced Sweet Potato Bundt Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 cake
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
For the cake
  • 1 whole sweet potato peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting the bundt pan
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 3/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 sticks butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 whole eggs
  • shortening (or butter) as needed for greasing the bundt pan
For the salted caramel sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  1. Get a rondeau pan or small pot filled with water on the stove and bring it to a boil. Boil the sweet potato chunks for about 20 minutes, until completely tender and mashable. When they're done, drain them and let them cool.
  2. While the sweet potato chunks boil and cool, get everything else ready for the cake. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Take a bundt pan and liberally grease it with butter or shortening, and give it a dusting of flour as well.
  3. In a bowl combine the milk, maple syrup, white vinegar and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, ground ginger and cardamom. Set up a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and in its bowl combine the sugar and butter. When the sweet potato chunks are cooled enough to easily handle, put them through a potato ricer or food mill right into the bowl with the milk, syrup, vanilla and vinegar. Stir those wet ingredients together thoroughly.
  4. Now it's time to pull the batter together! In the stand mixer cream the sugar and butter together until it is fluffy and light. Add in the two eggs and let them get throughly mixed in. Turn the speed to low and slowly pour in 1/3 of the dry ingredients, then 1/2 of the wet ingredients. The next 1/3 of the dry ingredients go in next, followed by the rest of the wet ingredients. Finish with the last of the dry ingredients until everything is just combined into a smooth batter.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared bundt pan and make sure it is even and smoothed out. Put it into the oven to bake for about 45 minutes, until it is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Take it out when it is done and let it cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes.
  6. While the cake bakes and cools, prepare the salted caramel sauce. In a pot combine the sugar and water and heat it up over medium high heat. Let it cook until it becomes a deep amber color, stirring occasionaly. It should take about 3-5 minutes. Then take it off the heat. Add in the milk, but stand back since it is going to make the screaming hot sugar boil up a lot. Also stir in the butter, vanilla and salt. Get it back onto the heat for a minute while you stir to let it meld together completely and thicken. Turn off the heat and set the sauce aside.
  7. When the cake is done cooling, gently run a knife around the edges to loosen it as much as possible from the pan. Turn it out onto a cake plate, then generously spoon the salted caramel sauce all over it. Cut it into the desired sized pieces and serve!


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