SWEET POTATO COFFEE CAKE Recipe: You can eat this sweet potato coffee cake at any time of the day because it is so tasty and moist. It has lots of sweet potatoes, honey, vanilla, and warm baking spices. The last thing that makes this cake extra delicious is the sweet, crumbly oat filling that goes on top.

Sweet Potato Coffee Cake

  • ½ cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup butter (softened at room temperature)
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)


  •  cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  •  cup light brown sugar (packed)
  •  cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup butter (softened at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. To get started, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl (or your stand mixer), beat together your brown sugar, honey, and softened butter until nice and creamy. Then, beat in the egg.
    ½ cup light brown sugar,¼ cup honey,¼ cup butter,1 large egg
  3. Add in the mashed sweet potato and vanilla extract and beat again, stopping to scrape down the mixing bowl as necessary.
    1 cup mashed sweet potatoes,½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. Next, beat in the baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
    2 teaspoon baking soda,1 teaspoon ground cinnamon,1 teaspoon ground cloves,½ teaspoon salt,½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  5. In small increments, slowly stir in the flour until just combined. You don’t want to over-mix the batter. Then pour the batter into your prepared baking dish and smooth it out with a silicone spatula.
    2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. In a mixing bowl, mix together your flour, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon until evenly distributed. Add in the butter and mix well.
    ⅓ cup all-purpose flour,⅓ cup light brown sugar,⅓ cup old-fashioned rolled oats,¼ cup butter,1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  7. Sprinkle the oat topping mixture over the cake batter.
  8. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan before serving.

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