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Written by Texas Highways

Makes about 3 dozen pieces.



Note: This recipe fits an 8-inch square pan, or can be doubled and baked in a 10-inch tube pan. To bake it in a Texas-shaped cake or cornbread pan, remove 2/3 c. batter before baking; bake that later in a small mold for a sample. For a tube pan, increase cooking time to 1 hour and 10 minutes.

The following recipe is scaled to a 10-inch springform pan. If time runs out, use a canned fruit pie filling for topping.

Fresh Sweet Potato Bunt Cake

Joy Smith of Golden, whose family grows sweet potatoes, contributed this recipe to the Golden Sweet Potato Festival cookbook, Country Cookin' with Sweet Potatoes. Joy says you can use baked or microwaved spuds, but sweet potatoes boiled in their skins provide the best flavor.

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