Sweet Potato Bunt Cake w/ Maple Cream Sauce

This Sweet Potato Bunt Cake w/ Maple Cream Sauce is filled with fall flavors. This cake is dense and moist and topped with a delicious maple cream sauce. If anything, just make this recipe for the maple cream sauce. It’s so good you can drink it.

Whether you’re looking to make a cake for dessert for the week, or bring something to a dinner party or make a new dessert for your thanksgiving table, this sweet potato cake recipe is an absolute winner! Additionally, this cake makes a great breakfast cake. It’s not overly sweet, its just the right amount.

How to make the Sweet Potato Bunt Cake.

The first step in making this cake is creaming the butter and the sugars (granulated sugar as well as maple sugar). Once the butter and sugar are fluffy and eggs one at a time. Next, you’ll add the mashed sweet potatoes along with vanilla extract. Finally, you’ll add the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well, but do not over mix. The batter will be thick, that’s ok. Pour the batter into a lightly greased bunt pan. Bake in a preheated oven for 45 – 55 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.

Sweet Potato Bunt Cake With Maple Cream Sauce

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins


Sweet Potato Bunt Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1-2 cups mashed sweet potato cooled
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

Maple Cream Sauce

  • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 5 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 5 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Sweet Potato Bunt Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
    2. Oil a bunt pan. In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until fluffy. 
    3. Add eggs one at a time. Once the eggs have incorporated into the butter and sugar mixture, add mashed sweet potatoes and vanilla. 
    4. Add dry ingredients to the mixing bowl (flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt) Slowly start the mixer to incorporate the flour, and then turn the speed up on the mixer a bit until the flour is completely mixed in. 
    5. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and transfer to the oven.

    6. Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, or with a crumb or two attached.

Maple Cream Sauce

  • Combine heavy cream, maple syrup and corn syrup in a sauce pan. 
    2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 15 minutes or until
    sauce is reduced and thick. 
    3. The sauce will bubble as it cooks. 
    4. When sauce has thickened, add vanilla extract, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Sauce will thicken more as it cools.

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