Sweet Potato Cake with Candied Walnuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 6-8

Sweet Potato Cake with Candied Walnuts

This delicious French vanilla Sweet Potato Cake features a sticky sweet candied walnut topping with brown sugar. Perfect quick & easy loaf pan recipe!

Fit And Healthy

Nutrition Info Per Serving


  • 1 (16.5 oz) box French Vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Bruce’s Yams Cut Sweet Potatoes, drained (1 tbs. syrup reserved)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbs. dairy sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 2 tbs. butter
  • 1 tbs. brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • pinch salt

Steps to Prepare

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour an 8 cup loaf pan; chill for 10 minutes
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the cake mix, eggs, Bruce’s Yams Cut Sweet Potatoes, water, oil and sour cream.
  4. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan; set aside.
  5. In a small skillet, melt butter, then add syrup and brown sugar.
  6. Stir in walnuts and saute on low heat for 5 minutes.
  7. Spoon walnuts over the top of cake and bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean
  8. Let rest in pan for 5 minutes then remove and cool on a wire rack.