I would have never thought to put sweet potato in a cake but oh man is it tasty. I called my mom up to ask her how she cooked sweet potatoes and to my surprise it was the same way Melissa's mom told her to. My mom informed me that my dad loves sweet potatoes (also known as camotes) and that she makes them for him at least every other week during the winter. Once I confirmed how to bake them I began my task. For this recipe you need to get begin early because you need to first cook and cool the sweet potatoes before mixing it in with the rest of the ingredients. I used the methods that Melissa previously mentioned about being patient while creaming the butter and mixing in the rest of the ingredients thoroughly. I also made sure to center the 10-inch tube pan in the oven and not the actual rack.
Things new to me:
Granny Smith apples
I had never used maple flavoring before or worked with apples.
What I learned from this recipe:
I was too impatient and when I attempted to flip the cake it broke. Oops. Since we had already called my in-laws and told we were brining cake I used confectioners sugar to cover some of my mistake. Normally I would have just baked another cake and taken that one but since I am turning over a new league and trying to be less of a perfectionist I took it anyway.
So what did my in-laws think about this cake...
..they loved it. My hubby thought that this cake was good but not great. I thought it was surprisingly good.
The recipe for this cake can be found here.