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Get ready to wow your guests with this scrumptious Sweet Potato Bundt Cake + Maple Glaze recipe--- Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. This cake is all about that soft, moist texture, thanks to the sweet potato goodness. Whether you're showing off at a bake sale, sprucing up your brunch, or just treating yourself to something sweet, this recipe guarantees pure joy with each slice, especially with that irresistible glaze! Gluten-free, Vegan + Dairy-free Option.
I'm all about using seasonal ingredients in new ways. And since sweet potato is all over the place in fall + winter I love to make the most of it! It's so delicious in everything especially when it comes to sweet baked goods like this Sweet Potato Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze recipe! I enjoy making bundt cakes because they instantly feel fancier with their unique shape. The inspiration to use sweet potato actually came from my 1-Layer Maple Sweet Potato Cake recipe, which was a huge hit in my house, Haha!
Some of my other favorite sweet potato recipes have to be, Vegan Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls, Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes with Sweet Potato, and when it comes to savory dishes, Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie and Crispy Cajun Sweet Potato Fries are on my weekly rotation --- As you can tell I always have a supply of these root veggies in my kitchen.
Okay back to this bundt cake recipe, it seriously has the best sweet-spiced flavor from cinnamon + nutmeg, while striking the perfect balance of sweetness, fluffiness, and softness, complemented by an oh-so-delicious maple glaze. It's SO easy to make with simple ingredients. Perfect for afternoon tea, dessert, or gatherings and parties, it's a treat that suits any occasion and is sure to disappear fast.
A bundt cake is a special kind of cake that's baked in a round pan with a fancy fluted design. The pan's shape gives the cake a really cool and unique appearance, making it a great dessert for special occasions or when you want to impress your guests. Plus, bundt cakes are usually a bit denser and moister than regular cakes, so they're super satisfying and yummy. If you've never tried making a bundt cake before, I highly recommend giving it a go with this recipe or one of my other favorites is this Orange Olive Oil Bundt Cake- it's a fun way to elevate your baking game!
First step? Making the cake, of course! We'll save the glaze for later because right now, we're all about that Sweet Potato Bundt Cake batter. And let me tell you, it's a breeze to whip up! Here's what you need:
The shiny and sweet maple glaze drizzled over the top of the bundt cake brings everything together. Here's what you need to make it:
Here, I’ve curated a list of bakeware essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baking treats, especially with this Sweet Potato Bundt Cake. Everything from my fave baking sheets, bundt molds, mixing bowls, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
Here are a few tips to make sure your cake comes out perfectly the first time:
Make sure you thoroughly grease the bundt pan. I also recommend adding a light coating of flour to make sure your cake slides easily out of the pan, however, when not using flour----just ensure that you butter the pan generously.
Use room-temperature butter so it whips up light and fluffy with the sugars. Otherwise, you may get lumps of butter in the cake batter.
Once you combine the dry and wet ingredients, avoid over-mixing the cake batter. Just mix until the batter comes together smoothly. It will be thick and rich.
Making your own sweet potato puree is easy, but if you're short on time, you can also use canned varieties just make sure there is no added sugar.
Here's how to easily make your own for all your sweet potato recipes:
Give your sweet potatoes a good scrub under running water to remove any dirt. Then, take a fork and gently prick the potatoes a few times. It's like giving them tiny air holes to breathe while they bake.
Lay the clean, pricked sweet potatoes directly on your oven rack or on a baking sheet lined with foil. They're going into that hot oven for about 45-60 minutes. It's like letting them get all cozy and soft on the inside. You'll know they're done when you can easily pierce them with a fork.
Once they're out of the oven, give them a little time to cool down. Then, you can easily peel off the skin. It should come off like a jacket on a warm day! Haha.
Now, get out a trusty fork, potato masher, or food processor. Mash those sweet potatoes until they turn into a velvety, smooth puree. It's like transforming them into delicious, orange gold!
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the peeled and cubed sweet potatoes, and let them simmer until they're tender. This typically takes about 15 to 25 minutes, depending on the size of the potato pieces. Once they're soft enough, be sure to drain them thoroughly before pureeing.
Besides using it in this delicious bundt cake recipe, here are a few more ideas for using sweet potato puree-
You can serve this stunning sweet potato cake for a decadent breakfast. I love it for the holidays. It's also easy to pack and bring for brunch with friends. I like to pair it with something savory like Easy Veggie Frittata. Of course, this is a sweet cake, so if you're looking for a great holiday dessert with seasonal flavor, it works there too!
This issue can occur for TWO reasons: the first being that you didn't allow the cake to cool enough before removing it. I always recommend letting it cool for at least 20-30 minutes before removing it and letting it cool completely on a cooling rack. Secondly, the issue could be that the pan wasn't greased well. I like to grease + add cake pan parchment paper to the bottom.
Yes simply opt for a vegan butter (I love using Earth Balance buttery sticks) and replace regular eggs with a vegan option in your bundt cake recipe, there are a few options to consider. Here are some common egg substitutes that work well in baking:
Store leftover bundt cake in an airtight container or tightly wrapped in plastic at room temperature for 2-3 days.
For longer storage, keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can defrost the cake overnight on the counter and serve at room temperature.
The baking time for a bundt cake can vary depending on the recipe and the size of your pan, but a good rule of thumb is to check the cake with a toothpick or cake tester. Insert it into the center of the cake - if it comes out clean, the cake is done baking! You can also look for the edges of the cake to pull away from the sides of the pan, or for the cake to have a golden brown color
Absolutely! If you would love to make this cake gluten-free, then substituting all-purpose flour with Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour is the easiest option. It’s a special blend of gluten-free flours, starches, and xanthan gum, which makes this cake just as soft, fluffy, and airy as the original! They also have a great All-purpose GF flour that works great as well.
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Sweet Potato Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze