Down South Yam Cake Recipe

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Down South Yam Cake
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  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 (16 oz) can cut yams, drained
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (make sure they are lightly spooned into measuring cup and leveled off)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 (15 3/4 oz) can ready-to-spread coconut pecan frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
  2. In large bowl, cream sugar, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Cut up yams; add to creamed mixture, beating well until combined thoroughly.
  4. Add flour, cinnamon, soda, baking powder, salt and nutmeg and mix well.
  5. By hand, fold in pecans, raisins and drained pineapple. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until tothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool upright in pan for about 10 minutes, then invert onto serving plate and cool completely.
  7. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat frosting over medium heat just until meted, stirring occasionally. Spoon over cooled cake, allowing some to run down sides.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 404.53 Kcal (1694 kJ)
Calories from fat 217.58 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.18g 37%
Cholesterol 81.65mg 27%
Sodium 328.21mg 14%
Potassium 263.11mg 6%
Total Carbs 43.99g 15%
Sugars 15.62g 62%
Dietary Fiber 2.97g 12%
Protein 6.1g 12%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 59.2mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 423.11 Kcal (1771 kJ)
Calories from fat 227.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.29g 37%
Cholesterol 85.4mg 27%
Sodium 343.28mg 14%
Potassium 275.19mg 6%
Total Carbs 46.01g 15%
Sugars 16.33g 62%
Dietary Fiber 3.11g 12%
Protein 6.38g 12%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.4mg 7%
Calcium 61.9mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.5
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

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