Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

A sweet Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt Cake is the perfect fall dessert! It’s the most moist, flavorful bundt cake and that frosting is so creamy!!


Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt Cake


Hi, it’s Jenn, From Eat Cake For Dinner!  I’m so happy to be here on Oh Sweet Basil today, so I can share this absolutely amazing Sweet Potato cake with you that screams Fall.

I have really become a fan of sweet potatoes over the past few years.  As a kid, I wouldn’t even touch them.  Now, I look for recipes that I could easily incorporate sweet potatoes in to.  Whether it’s in a savory recipe or a sweet recipe, sweet potatoes are delicious.


Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt Cake


Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt Cake Recipe


Today’s Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt Cake recipe is a moist and dense bundt cake using mashed sweet potatoes.  This bundt cake has the perfect amount of spice, a cinnamon sugar swirl and it’s topped with a tangy cream cheese icing.  It is seriously heavenly.  No one will even know there are sweet potatoes in there, but they will for sure notice how moist and dense it is.  I shared this cake with the neighbors and didn’t tell them what was in it.

At first, they thought it was a pumpkin cake because of the color, then they tasted it and it wasn’t pumpkin.  Everyone loved the texture and flavor and went back for seconds.  There wasn’t a crumb left.  I later shared with them there were sweet potatoes in there.  A few people that think they “hate” sweet potatoes were in shock.

This amazing cinnamon ripple sweet potato bundt cake is a must try recipe for Fall.

Do Sweet Potatoes Count as a Vegetable?

Most potatoes, yams and plantains are considered vegetables, but they do not count towards a serving of vegetables.

Although, sweet potatoes, parsnips,  and turnips, are usually eaten as a vegetable alongside the main starchy food in a meal.

These count towards your fruit and veg portions.


Can Sweet Potatoes be Yellow?

Sweet potatoes come in many different colors.

The skin of sweet potatoes can be white, yellow, red, purple or brown.

The flesh also comes in many different colors.

Sweet potato flesh can be  white, yellow, orange or purple.

Can Sweet Potatoes Be Used in Desserts?

Sweet potato makes a healthy-ish addition to cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more.

Because they’re naturally sweet, you can use less added sweetener in your recipes.

The starchiness of sweet potatoes gives body and silky thickness to baked treats.


Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt cake




Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt Cake
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Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

A sweet Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt Cake is the perfect fall dessert! It's the most moist, flavorful bundt cake and that frosting is so creamy!!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Easy Cake Recipes For Beginners
Keyword: bundt cake, cake, cinnamon, cream cheese, icing, sweet potato
Servings: 12
Calories: 646kcal
Author: eatcake


  • 2 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. canola or vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. cooked mashed sweet potatoes

Cinnamon Sugar Ripple

  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. unsalted butter cold

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbl. milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a large 12-cup bundt pan; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and oil until well combined.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Add dry mixture to wet mixture alternately with mashed sweet potatoes, starting and ending with dry ingredients and beating after each addition until just combined.
  • Spread half of the batter evenly into the prepared bundt pan, batter is very thick.

For the Cinnamon Sugar Swirl:

  • Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon; add the butter and mash together until a crumble mixture forms.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the batter in the pan.
  • Top with remaining cake batter and spread out evenly.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 60-65 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes, then invert to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Cream Cheese Icing:

  • You want the cream cheese really soft.  If it isn't soft enough, microwave for a few seconds.  Combine softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk and stir together until smooth and creamy.
  • Drizzle over cooled cake.  Slice and serve.


Recipe Notes: This recipe was only tested with fresh sweet potatoes, not with canned sweet potatoes.  You will need around 2-3 sweet potatoes for this recipe, depending on the size.  To cook the sweet potatoes, line a sheet pan with foil.  Poke a few holes into the sweet potatoes using a fork.  Place on the lined baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 1 hour or until very soft.  Remove from oven and cool.  Then, peel the sweet potatoes and mash.  This can be done ahead of time and refrigerated overnight.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 646kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 409mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 65g
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2 comments on “Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt Cake”

  1. The cake was really tasty, but it took a really long time to bake. I had to bake mine for an hour and a half. Because of the long time bake, the cinnamon ripple sunk to the bottom of the pan and basically glued my cake to my bundt pan (which we all know is a nightmare to try to get it out in one piece). I think next time I make it I might use less batter in the pan (as this makes quite a lot), maybe make two cakes out of one batter recipe. That way it might bake quicker and set up faster.
    Anyhow, the cake itself was absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to eat another slice for breakfast! I mean, with sweet potatoes it’s got to be healthy right? Haha

    • It is totally breakfast appropriate! Lol! Thank you for the feedback and sorry that you had some troubles with the cake! Were you using a 12 cup bundt pan? That could have made a difference if you were using a 10 cup pan. So glad you enjoyed the cake!