Sunday, April 18, 2010

SMS-Sweet Potato Bread with Cinnamon-Rum-Orange Glaze

Yes...it's Sunday again. More goodness from the Sweet Melissa Sunday cookbook. This week Lorelei from Mermaid Sweets picked the recipe and you can visit her blog for more information on the recipe. I was excited to try this (I think I say that every week!!) because I love sweet potatoes but never know what to do with them. This week...bread. But I will warn you...it's definitely MORE cake-like!


To be honest, it was a bit strange to have my house smelling like fall and Thanksgiving in April. The cake (I mean, bread) was delicious. Moist, dense, sweet...all of the above! This would make wonderful holiday gifts if you baked it in those individual loaf pans.

Now for the glaze. Oh the glaze, how I love thee!! I used Malibu Rum (because that's what I had) and the flavor blended nicely with the cinnamon. The glaze is a sugar/rum/orange juice/cinnamon stick blend that you reduce on the stove top before brushing it right on the warm cake (I mean, bread).


The cake (I mean, the bread) was delicious by itself. With the glaze, it was great. YUM! I made this Thursday night and when I came home from work on Friday...this is what I found.


Thank goodness my family left me a piece so I could photograph it!! My kids raved about this cake (I mean, bread). They loved it. I would definitely recommend it, I hope to pull this recipe out in the fall and make it again.

Check out all the SMS Bakers to see what they did with the recipe this week. Thanks for stopping by and have a sweet Sunday!!

25 comments:

Flourchild said...

My kids loved it too! Im glad you all enjoyed it at your house! It was an easy recipe and very moist!
I made three mini loafs of bread and they came out perfect!

Candy Girl said...

Your cake, I mean bread, looks beautiful and delicious!

Stephanie said...

haha, i love coming home and seeing that the goodies i baked are nearly gone - means they were good and enjoyed!! but it is nice when they save you a piece, too!

Julie said...

I agree, I so thought this reminded me of Fall pumpkin bread (or cake). We thought it was so delicious.

Future Grown-Up said...

This looks so delicious. I made this when my sister came to visit and she happily ate most of it for me.

BTW: great photography...these look beautiful as well as yummy.

Leslie said...

Good thing they left you a piece, huh? I think that's the true measure of success.

Nina said...

Looks great! If everyone loves it then it's a great success for your cake, I mean bread.

Love your pictures by the way!

rebecca said...

LOL, I thought it was more cake than bread too, but I wonder if I'm totally influenced by the Bundt pan.

I agree with loving the glaze, which I think elevates the bread to a different level.

SprinkleBakes said...

Beautiful! I love sweet potatoes. Never thought about using it in a cake, er... bread I mean. :)

Tracey said...

I kept calling this one cake in my post too :) I ended up going back and changing all the "cakes" to bread. Glad this one was such a hit with your family - I was a big fan too!

theelfqueen said...

Yummy yummy! That looks fab! My weekend involved very basic banana bread using my cousin's very basic recipe that she hand-wrote for me as part of a wedding gift when I married my ex (it's one of several recipes and they were in a now-long-dead-recipe-box)... it's one of the few gifts I've kept (after all these many years and heartbreaks) I haven't seen my cousin in years but that recipe reminds me of playing 'restaurant' with her in our grandparents basement when we were kids and arguing over who got to 'be blind' (and use the cane that we found in the basement).

Rebecca said...

MMMM, I never would have thought about a sweet potato bread, but it looks delicious!

Tessa said...

I am in total agreement with you - it was almost too sweet and dessert-like to be called a bread, and it would also be a great fall recipe.

Glad you enjoyed it! We did here as well!

Tiff said...

Your cake/bread looks great! The glaze looks so pretty.

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Julie said...

I think if we call it bread it's not as fattening. Either way it looks great!

IamDerby said...

Never been a fan of the sweet potato but this looks yummy!

Joni Kix said...

Cake or bread... baking with sweet potatoes just sounds weird to me. It looks yummy! If I made it, I'd have to keep the fact that there are sweet potatoes in it a secret from the kids (of they would never try it), lol!

Gina said...

That cake (I mean bread) looks amazing!!! I love sweet potatoes!!!

k.a.r.e.n said...

I loved this CAKEEEEEEEE too!! Great job!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

YUMMY Mara! I can smell fall :)

Shandy said...

This dessert did taste like fall didn't it? Yours turned out beautifully and your family loved it, great job!

BethieJ said...

Mara your CAKE/BREAD..looks DELISH!! YUMMY! I may need this recipe.. for next fall!! :)

margot said...

I'm always excited to try a new recipe, too, and this was a good one. Yours looks wonderful and I love the plate it's on.

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Looks great. Love the plate design!

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