Monday, December 12, 2016

Sweet Potato Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze: Warm and Cozy Blog With Friends

Today’s post is the next in our series of Blog With Friends theme collaborations. Each month a group of bloggers get together and each publish a project based on a theme. What I love about this partnership is that it’s not bloggers with similar interests or strengths but a diverse group coming up with a variety of posts. In any given month we may have a recipe, sewing tutorial, crafts projects, book review and/or a technology post all related to the theme of the month.

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This month's theme is Warm and Cozy.

There will be individual project pictures and links to what everyone else has to offer at the end of my post, but here’s a peek at what we all came up with:


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I made Sweet Potato Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze. Because nothing says warm and cozy like a fire in the fireplace, a hot (spiked) seasonal drink and the aroma of a holiday cake baking in the oven.

Sweet Potato Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze, a moist holiday cake with a hint of sweet potato, a cinnamon ,maple swirl center and a hint of maple maple in the glaze. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cake #holiday
Sweet Potato Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze

Sweet Potato Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze, a moist holiday cake with a hint of sweet potato, a cinnamon ,maple swirl center and a hint of maple maple in the glaze. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cake #holiday


I've heard a lot of people talk about Sweet Potato Pie. It sounds delicious but I have to admit I've never made one. The flavors are so representative of this holiday season I decided to try to develop my own version. But since the holidays are about family, I was unsure how mine would feel about a Sweet Potato Pie. How could I change it up in a way that would be well received?

Cake. That's it. Cake. 

I knew I wanted the cake itself to not only include sweet potatoes but other flavors of the season. College Boy loves sweet potato served with brown sugar and maple syrup so I used that as my inspiration.

For ease, and because I knew I'd be adding a lot of flavor, I started with a boxed cake mix and a can of sweet potatoes. I decided to layer the mix with a swirl of cinnamon and maple syrup in the center.

Sweet Potato Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze, a moist holiday cake with a hint of sweet potato, a cinnamon ,maple swirl center and a hint of maple maple in the glaze. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cake #holiday


Sweet Potato Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze, a moist holiday cake with a hint of sweet potato, a cinnamon ,maple swirl center and a hint of maple maple in the glaze. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cake #holiday


I topped with the rest of the batter and baked.

Sweet Potato Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze, a moist holiday cake with a hint of sweet potato, a cinnamon ,maple swirl center and a hint of maple maple in the glaze. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cake #holiday


More maple syrup mixed with powdered sugar for a simple glaze over the top once the cake was cool and it was ready to serve.

Sweet Potato Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze, a moist holiday cake with a hint of sweet potato, a cinnamon ,maple swirl center and a hint of maple maple in the glaze. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cake #holiday

This cake filled my house with all of the aromas of Fall and the holiday season. 

Sweet Potato Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze, a moist holiday cake with a hint of sweet potato, a cinnamon ,maple swirl center and a hint of maple maple in the glaze. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cake #holiday


As always, any time you make one of my recipes, feel free to post a picture of it to my Baking In A Tornado Facebook Page. I'd love to see it!


Be sure to visit all of this month's other Blog With Friends projects:


Kia of Think in English shares Warm and Cozy Around the World
Blog With Friends, a multiblogger collabortive post based on a theme. This month's theme is Warm and Cozy | Kia of Think in English shares Staying Warm Around the World. | shared on www.BakingInATornado.com | #BlogWithFriends

Kayla of That One Birch shares a way to show holiday love when baking cookies aren't your thing, A Very Merry Fruit Pizza.

Blog With Friends, a multiblogger collabortive post based on a theme. This month's theme is Warm and Cozy | Kayla of That One Birch shares A Very Merry Fruit Pizza. | shared on www.BakingInATornado.com | #BlogWithFriends


Kristin of Little Mama Jama shares Cozy Winter Afternoons and Tree Lighting Traditions

Blog With Friends, a multiblogger collabortive post based on a theme. This month's theme is Warm and Cozy | Kristin of Little Mama Jama shares Cozy Winter Afternoons and Tree Lighting Traditions. | shared on www.BakingInATornado.com | #BlogWithFriends


Rabia of The Lieber Family Blog shares how to make a Mermaid Tail Blanket.
Blog With Friends, a multiblogger collabortive post based on a theme. This month's theme is Warm and Cozy | Rabia of The Lieber Family Blog shares How to Make a Mermaid Tail Blanket | shared on www.BakingInATornado.com | #BlogWithFriends



Melissa of My Heartfelt Sentiments shares Inexpensive Gifts for Anyone!

Blog With Friends, a multiblogger collabortive post based on a theme. This month's theme is Warm and Cozy | Melissa of My Heartfelt Sentiments shares Inexpensive Gifts for Anyone| shared on www.BakingInATornado.com | #BlogWithFriends

Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Tips for Building Community in the Blogging World.

Blog With Friends, a multiblogger collabortive post based on a theme. This month's theme is Warm and Cozy | Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Tips for Building Community in the Blogging World| shared on www.BakingInATornado.com | #BlogWithFriends



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Sweet Potato Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1 box white cake mix
1 (15 oz) can sweet potatoes
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup oil
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix
3 eggs
2 oz chopped pecans

1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2  cup brown sugar

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup

Directions:
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
*Drain, mash and whisk the sweet potatoes.
*Mix together 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Set aside.
*Beat cake mix, sweet potatoes, water, oil, pumpkin pie spice mix and eggs for 2 minutes. Mix in the pecans.
*Pour half the cake mix into the prepared pan. Top with the maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon mix and swirl in. Top with the rest of the cake mix.
*Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until center of the top springs back to the touch.
*Cool for 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely.
*Mix the 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the remaining maple syrup. Drizzle over the cooled cake.

22 comments:

  1. It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing, Karen.

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  2. It looks and sounds very yummy. I bet the smells were wonderful. Why can't Siri activate a smell? So the key to great reviews in your house is cake over pie? I like it. I too enjoy a piece of cake over a slice of pie, don't know why but that is my first choice always.

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    1. Well, I'm not saying they'd turn either one down . . .

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  3. I AM DEFINITELY MAKING THIS - my mouth is watering already!!!!!

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    1. So happy, be sure to let me know what you think!

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  4. You never fail to amaze me. I love how you take an idea and tweak it to become something so much more than what it was. You're like a mad scientist in the kitchen!

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    1. I like that you added "scientist" to the "mad" that my kids tend to call me.

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  5. Not warm and cosy here but stinking bloody hot

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  6. Oh my my my. I just shared this with my husband...the Pound Cake King.

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    1. Oooh, bet he's got some good recipes to share.

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  7. Where is smell-o-blog? When will there ever be a scent plug in (although we may want to be careful of what we wish for). I am not sure of the taste, when I run it through my mind, but the cooking scent must be fantastic. How do you think of this stuff? Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  8. That looks absolutely delicious; like it would just melt in your mouth. YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  9. Yum! It looks and smells amazing. We need some warm & cozy here, so I may have to try this! It is only 11 degrees now. ugh.

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    1. Wow, that's colder than it is here. Although I hear we're about to get that weather within the next few days. Maybe I better make another cake myself.

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