Southern Sweet Potato Loaf

Warm up your home with the scent of orange citrus, vanilla and sweet potato. This sweet loaf is a loving dish for any family gathering.


  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sweet potato, cooked, peeled and mashed


  1. Preheat oven 350°F.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and mace. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating after each addition. Mix in the orange rind, vanilla, and sweet potato. Add the flour mixture gradually, beating until just combined. Turn the dough into 9”x5” loaf pan. Bake 1 hour or until a tester comes out clean.