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Sweet potato chocolate cake

Recipe byhana_mn

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cocoa powder
11/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups oil
1 cup brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
1/2 cup yogurt
1 cup chopped walnuts, plus additional for garnish, optional
Cream Cheese Icing:
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Adjust the position of the rack to the center of the oven. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) pans or 3 (8-inch) pans. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Set aside. In the bowl of a mixer, mix oil, granulated sugar and brown sugar on low speed, and then increase speed to medium and beat until well-combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each egg and scraping down the sides of the bowl after the addition of each egg. Add vanilla, sweet potatoes and blend on low speed until thoroughly mixed.Gradually add the dry ingredients alternating with yogurt and beat on low speed until just incorporated.
Pour batter into pans and smooth the surface with a metal spatula. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; when you touch the center of the cake, it should spring back. Allow to cool in pans for 10 minutes, and then invert onto a rack and cool completely.
For icing: In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter on medium speed until smooth. Add vanilla and beat until incorporated. Gradually add sugar and beat on low speed until smooth.
Icing the cake: Place 1 cake layer, top-side down, on a cake platter. Using a metal spatula, spread a layer of cream cheese frosting evenly over the top of the cake. Take the next layer and place it on top, rounded-side up. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting. The cake should be refrigerated for about 1 hour to make sure the layers are set. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on top of cake, if desired.



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