After Thanksgiving, there is usually an abundance of food in the refrigerator. Everything from leftover turkey to leftover pumpkin pies, many are eating Thanksgiving leftovers for a few days after Thanksgiving Day. Coming up with creative and unique recipes to that feature all of the Thanksgiving leftovers is a fun part of the post-Thanksgiving days. One after Thanksgiving recipe for leftover sweet potato pie is sweet potato cake. Its basically using the already made for Thanksgiving sweet potato pie into a great tasting moist cake (or rolls) that can be used for a breakfast, as a side dish for dinner, or dessert.
1 3/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes or sweet potato pie
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup beer
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking dish.
2.Stir together the sugar and vegetable oil in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and sweet potatoes. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a separate bowl; stir into the batter 1 cup at a time, alternating with the beer just until everything comes together. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.
3.Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting (optional) or serving.