Best Sweet Potato Cake Recipes Using Cake Mix

Best Sweet Potato Cake Recipes Using Cake Mix

Last Updated on March 19, 2022 by Zara R.

Searching for a tasty and gorgeous cake inspired by autumn? Try making these best sweet potato cake recipes using a cake mix. I guarantee that it is easy to make at home. 

Also, these recipes come with easy step-by-step instructions you can follow. Try making these delicious sweet potato cake recipes. And share them with your loved ones! 

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What You Will Need In Making Sweet Potato Cake With Marshmallow Fluff Filling Recipe

Ingredients

  • One box of yellow cake mix, about 15.25 ounces
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3pcs of large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • One bag of steamable diced sweet potato, about 12 ounces
  • One container of marshmallow fluff, about 7.5 ounces
  • One block of cream cheese (you should soften it at room temperature, about 8 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • brown sugar (1/2 cup and 2 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped pecans

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Rubber spatula
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Electric mixer
  • 2pcs 7-inch round springform pans
  • Saucepan
  • Offset spatula

Servings and preparation time

This recipe has a layered sweet potato made with a boxed cake mix. In addition to that, it has a marshmallow fluff filling. Besides, you can garnish it with candied pecan glaze.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Yields: 8 servings

easy sweet potato cake

Step by step instructions

Step 1

At 350 degrees Fahrenheit, preheat the oven.

Step 2

Then, microwave your diced sweet potato as directed in the instructions on the package. Afterward, mash your sweet potatoes until they become smooth.

Step 3

After that, prepare your boxed cake mix as directed in the package. Then, add your sweet potato mash. And be sure that you stir until it incorporates well.

Step 4

Next, melt 2 tbsp of butter, add your 2 tbsp of sugar, and ensure to stir.

Step 5

Using your non-stick cooking spray, lightly grease your two 7-inch springform pans. Then, be sure to dust them with flour.

Step 6

Divide and pour your sweet potato cake batter into your springform pans. Likewise, divide your brown sugar and butter mixture. Then, pour into the pans. Also, dollop and carefully swirl using a spoon or butter knife.

Step 7

Afterward, place your cake inside the preheated oven. Then, bake for about forty to forty-five minutes until cooked thoroughly.

Step 8

Once the sweet potato cakes finish, remove them from the oven and cool for about fifteen minutes.

Step 9

Next, prepare your frosting while waiting for your sweet potato cake to cool down. Then, add your marshmallow fluff and softened cream cheese inside a mixing bowl. Afterward, mix using an electric mixer set at high speed. After that, ensure to combine until the mixture becomes smooth. Also, do not forget to set aside.

Step 10

Then, mix 1/4 cup of butter and brown sugar in a saucepan. With that, make sure to bring it to a boil in low heat. After that, be sure to let it simmer for about five minutes. Afterward, remove the saucepan from the heat. And stir in your chopped pecans.

Step 11

After that, remove your cakes from the springform pan. Then, allow them to cool completely. Also, once the cakes cool completely, place one layer of the cake stand. In addition to that, add your frosting. Afterward, spread the marshmallow fluff frosting evenly using an offset spatula. And place the second layer on top. Then, gently press the cake down to secure.

Step 12

Lastly, spread the remaining frosting on the sides using your offset spatula. Then, pour your candied pecans on top of your cake. As always, serve and enjoy!

Find useful tips for the marshmallow fluff here

Tips and tricks

You can use leftover cooked sweet potatoes instead of the steamable ones. Also, you may use 8-inch spring forms; however, it will make the sweet potato cake layers thinner.

What You Will Need In Making Super Easy Sweet Potato Pound Cake With Cake Mix Recipe

Ingredients

  • One box of pound cake mix
  • 1 cup of mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 3pcs eggs
  • One tub of cream cheese frosting 

Equipment 

  • Oven
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Rubber spatula
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Electric mixer
  • 10-inch angel food cake pan
  • Offset spatula

Servings and preparation time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 hours

Total time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Yields: 12 servings

Step by step instructions

Step 1

At 350 degrees Fahrenheit, preheat the oven.

Step 2

Use a non-stick cooking spray to grease your 10-inch angel food cake pan. Then, dust it lightly with flour. Do not forget to set aside.

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Step 3

Next, combine your cake mix, mashed sweet potatoes, milk, nutmeg, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Then, utilize your electric mixer for blending all the ingredients for about a minute at a low-speed setting. Afterward, scrape down the bowl’s sides constantly using a rubber spatula. After that, change the speed of the electric mixer to medium. And beat for about three minutes or until well combined. 

Step 4

Once combined, pour your sweet potato cake batter into your pan. And make sure to spread it evenly.

Step 5

Afterward, place your angel food cake pan inside the oven. And make sure to bake for about 45 to 50 minutes. Or bake it until cooked thoroughly and it is golden brown. 

Step 6

Then, allow your sweet potato cake to cool down for about 10 minutes inside the pan. After that, please remove it from the cake pan. And transfer it into a cooling wire rack to cool for about an hour or cool completely. 

Step 7

Finally, once the cake cools entirely, frost it using cream cheese frosting. And as usual, serve and enjoy!

Tips and tricks

A cup of mashed sweet potato is equivalent to 2 small or one large cooked sweet potato. Moreover, you can garnish this sweet potato cake with candied fruits or nuts.

Best Sweet Potato Cake Recipes Using Cake Mix

Searching for a tasty and gorgeous cake inspired by autumn? Try making these best sweet potato cake recipes using a cake mix. I guarantee that it is easy to make at home. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy sweet potato cake, sweet potato cake recipe, sweet potato cake recipes using cake mix, sweet potato cake using cake mix
Servings: 8
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • One box of yellow cake mix, about 15.25 ounces
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 pcs of large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • One bag of steamable diced sweet potato, about 12 ounces
  • One container of marshmallow fluff, about 7.5 ounces
  • One block of cream cheese (you should soften it at room temperature, about 8 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • brown sugar (1/2 cup and 2 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped pecans

Instructions

  • At 350 degrees Fahrenheit, preheat the oven.
  • Then, microwave your diced sweet potato as directed in the instructions on the package. Afterward, mash your sweet potatoes until they become smooth.
    One bag of steamable diced sweet potato, about 12 ounces
  • After that, prepare your boxed cake mix as directed in the package. Then, add your sweet potato mash. And be sure that you stir until it incorporates well.
    One box of yellow cake mix, about 15.25 ounces
  • Next, melt 2 tbsp of butter, add your 2 tbsp of sugar, and ensure to stir.
    1/4 cup and 2 tbsp of unsalted butter, brown sugar (1/2 cup and 2 tbsp)
  • Using your non-stick cooking spray, lightly grease your two 7-inch springform pans. Then, be sure to dust them with flour.
  • Divide and pour your sweet potato cake batter into your springform pans. Likewise, divide your brown sugar and butter mixture. Then, pour into the pans. Also, dollop and carefully swirl using a spoon or butter knife.
  • Afterward, place your cake inside the preheated oven. Then, bake for about forty to forty-five minutes until cooked thoroughly.
  • Once the sweet potato cakes finish, remove them from the oven and cool for about fifteen minutes.
  • Next, prepare your frosting while waiting for your sweet potato cake to cool down. Then, add your marshmallow fluff and softened cream cheese inside a mixing bowl. Afterward, mix using an electric mixer set at high speed. After that, ensure to combine until the mixture becomes smooth. Also, do not forget to set aside.
    One container of marshmallow fluff, about 7.5 ounces, One block of cream cheese (you should soften it at room temperature, about 8 ounces)
  • Then, mix 1/4 cup of butter and brown sugar in a saucepan. With that, make sure to bring it to a boil in low heat. After that, be sure to let it simmer for about five minutes. Afterward, remove the saucepan from the heat. And stir in your chopped pecans.
    1/4 cup and 2 tbsp of unsalted butter, brown sugar (1/2 cup and 2 tbsp), 1/4 cup of chopped pecans
  • After that, remove your cakes from the springform pan. Then, allow them to cool completely. Also, once the cakes cool completely, place one layer of the cake stand. In addition to that, add your frosting. Afterward, spread the marshmallow fluff frosting evenly using an offset spatula. And place the second layer on top. Then, gently press the cake down to secure.
  • Lastly, spread the remaining frosting on the sides using your offset spatula. Then, pour your candied pecans on top of your cake. As always, serve and enjoy!
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