Sweet Potato Cake

Perfect dessert for the holidays or baby's first birthday!

Step 1.

Grease 2 6-inch cake pans and line with a round of parchment paper - cut to fit the inside of each pan.

Step 2.

Whisk together the sweet potato, oil, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl.

Step 3.

Stir in the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to just combine.

Step 4.

Divide the batter among the prepared pans, using about a heaping cup in each. Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Step 5.

To make the frosting, add the cream cheese to a medium bowl with maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk together until fluffy.

Step 6.

Assemble the cake by placing one cake on a cake stand or plate. Frost with 1/2 of the frosting.

Step 7.

Place the second cake on top and add the remaining frosting. Spread evenly and add sprinkles if desired.