Southern Sweet Potato Cake

This decadently moist cake is typically served served in the South on New Year's Day. It just wouldn't be the same without it.




1 Cup Butter 4 Eggs 3 Cups Sifted Flour ½ t. Salt 1 t. Vanilla ½ t. Nutmeg ½ Cup Coconut 2 Cups Sugar 3 Cups Mashed Sweet Potatoes 2 t. Baking Powder 1 t. Baking Soda 1 t. Cinnamon ½ Cup Chopped Nuts

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Cream butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer. Gradually add sugar and combine until light & fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat in. Add mashed sweet potatoes (okay to used canned sweet potatoes), vanilla and spices. Sift together the flour, baking powder, soda & salt. Stir in gradually. Fold in nuts and coconut. Pour into a prepared 9 X 13 inch pan. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for one hour. Cool and serve with whipped cream or frost with a cream cheese frosting.