spiced sweet potato cake


happy labour day! i hope everyone enjoyed the last long weekend of summer 2016. i spent it back in the city, roaming around all my old stompin grounds. window shopping, ice coffees, burritos.. all the good stuff! i think we walked a total of 25 miles in the past two days, so i am POOCHED. i treated myself to the perfect coat for fall that i cannot wait to wear! it is soft & grey & just so beautiful.

now let's get to the reason we are all here..cake!!! i know our love of pumpkin spice everything is now labeled as being a "basic bitch" so i did something a little different. i used sweet potatoes! hah! take that pumpkin. of course i didn't get too crazy.. i used this amazing pumpkin spice emulsion by lorann oils (similar to an extract). it smells & taste like everything fall. the flavour comes through even stronger in the pumpkin spice glaze. so give pumpkin a little break this fall & bust out a sweet potato!



for the sweet potato pound cake

for the spiced glaze


  • preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • in a large mixing bowl add the vegetable oil, raw sugar, mashed sweet potatoes, vanilla extract & pumpkin pie spice emulsion & stir.
  • add the eggs one at a time followed by the heavy cream. mix until well blended.
  • sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt.
  • fill greased bundt pan with batter & bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • let cool while you prepare the glaze.
  • for the glaze, add ingredients into a bowl & stir until smooth. if glaze is too thick, add more cream. if glaze is too runny, add more powdered sugar.
  • pour over cake & serve.

this post was created in partnership with LorAnn Oils. they make the best extracts & emulsions available like pumpkin spice!!!!! find the featured two-fold madagascar vanilla extract here & the pumpkin spice emulsion here. thank you for supporting the brands that keep hey modest marce up & running! xo