(Family Features) - Sweet Potato Praline Coffee Cake might be the perfect sweet. Not only do you get a sweet treat, but healthful ingredients like sweet potatoes and cranberries give an added benefit.
Whether you serve it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a snack, this all-around cake will steal the show. The moist inside along with tart cranberries topped with a sticky brown sugar pecan glaze presents the ultimate enticement.
Best of all, this bakery beauty look-alike is easily assembled using pantry-friendly ingredients. Since convenience is always a top priority, consider using leftover baked sweet potatoes or canned sweet potatoes in this recipe. After baking in the oven, be sure to invert the cake onto a serving platter to maximize the appeal of this impressive treat. Best of all, you can make this coffeecake ahead of time - it tastes equally good after being frozen and thawed.
The natural sweetness of the Louisiana yams combined with baking mix creates a soft, pull-apart cake. Topped with the gooey praline topping, each delectable bite melts in your mouth. By including Louisiana yams, you get the bonus of added nutrition, making this showstopper nutritious and delicious. Sweet potatoes provide twice the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A and more than one-third of the requirements for vitamin C. They are also an important source of vitamin B6, iron, potassium, fiber and beta-carotene.
For more information about Louisiana sweet potatoes, visit www.sweetpotato.org or write to the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission, P.O. Box 2550, Baton Rouge, La. 70821-2550. Free recipes and nutritional information about sweet potatoes are available on the Web site, courtesy of the commission.