Iron Skillet Sweet Potato Cake With Pecan Praline Icing

Instead of pie, how about a Sweet Potato Cake for your upcoming feast?  Topped with Pecan Praline Icing, it’s like the South in your mouth!

This wonderful recipe is a combination of Southern flavors and techniques…all rolled into one!  Sweet potatoes form the base of the cake and make for a dense and tender crumb.  It’s all baked up in a cast iron skillet and covered in gooey, buttery, sugary pecans.



Thanks to Biscuits & Burlap for giving us a scrumptious alternative to pie for our holiday dessert table!



Here’s your ingredient list for Sweet Potato Cake with Pecan Praline Icing:

For the Sweet Potato Cake

  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed approximately
  • 1-3/4 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

For the Pecan Praline Icing

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2-3/4 cup chopped pecans

Pop over to Biscuits & Burlap for the complete recipe and baking tips.


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