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By Stacey Little
Years back, I attended a baking retreat hosted by Martha White with my buddy Brandie from The Country Cook. While there, we were tasked with creating a recipe using Martha White’s sweet potato muffin mix. We created this amazing Sweet Potato Cake with Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting. Sadly, though, it’s become increasingly difficult to find that muffin mix and I think it might actually be discontinued.
So when I was thinking about fall recipes and things I might be able to do with sweet potatoes, I thought I might give that old recipe a bit of a makeover and make it a bit more timeless. This new version of Sweet Potato Cake with Marshmallow Buttercream was born and, boy, is it an improvement.
In thinking about this, I decided that something akin to a carrot cake would make a great vehicle for some sweet potatoes. So I took Heather’s Great Aunt Frankie’s ridiculously amazing recipe for carrot cake and I gave it a sweet potato twist.
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