Sweet Potato Crumb Cake

Let’s talk about one of the most controversial Thanksgiving dishes.
At least it’s pretty controversial in our house…
and by controversial, I mean everyone else hates it and I love it!
Sweet potatoes covered in brown sugar and marshmallows!!!
I am just curious…do you love or hate this delicious veggie?
And yes, I realize that I just called a dish that is loaded with sugar
and marshmallows a vegetable:-)
You’re right…it should be part of the dessert tray with the amount of sugar that I put in it!!!
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Last week I wondered if I could trick my kids into eating sweet potatoes…
and I would have gotten away with it if I had remembered to put away
the list of treats that I was baking for the week.
(that list just keeps getting longer and longer each week:-)
But my daughter was so grossed out by what I had written
so she blabbed about it to the boys.
I decided to go ahead and make it anyway for an after school snack.
Maybe they will forget about the offending vegetable…
Sweet Potato Crumb Cake - sweet potato cake with a crumb topping...perfect for Thanksgiving Day breakfast   #thanksgiving #sweetpotato #cake http://www.insidebrucrewlife.com
I got all of them to try it without too much fussing.
The verdict from the sweet potato haters in my family was…
it is very good and it doesn’t taste like sweet potatoes.
I am thinking this would be the perfect way to start
out eating on Thanksgiving day.
Plus, think about the healthy factor…
you are eating a veggie for breakfast:-)
Sweet Potato Crumb Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 15 servings

Sweet Potato Crumb Cake

Sweet potato cake with a streusel topping and marshmallow cream...perfect for Thanksgiving Day breakfast.


For the Cake
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sweet potato, mashed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup marshmallow cream
For the Crumble Topping
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon flour
2 Tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Combine all topping ingredients and set aside.
  2. Place butter in small saucepan over low heat stirring until melted and brown in color. This takes about 5-7 minutes. Pour the browned butter into the mixing bowl and let cool slightly.
  3. Add brown sugar, sweet potato, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to the butter and stir together. Beat in eggs. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt and slowly add to butter mixture. Spread 1/2 of the batter in a greased 9x13 pan.
  4. Spoon marshmallow cream onto the batter and carefully spread it out. Drop the rest of the batter on top of the marshmallow by spoonfuls. Spread it out again. Sprinkle with the oatmeal crumble that was set aside at the beginning. Bake 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
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  1. says

    I am a picky sweet potato eater. I like sweet potato fries and SOME sweet potato casseroles/sides that ive tried during Thanksgiving. But I think this looks and sounds SO yummy! PS- I love that you have a list of treats you are going to make each week :) Im a list girl too.

  2. says

    I LOVE SWEET POTATOES, any way you slice ’em! They are one of my favorites…can’t wait to try this one out – marshmallow fluff?! Sweet!

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

  3. says

    Umm, LOVE THEM. Duh! Funny thing is (well of course it’s expected) we have similar issues in our house. Myself and my one daughter love the casserole, covered with marshmallows, while the rest of the gang is split on hating sweet potatoes, and wanting them plain. But I’m the cook, so I make them my way. Yep, selfish.

    This cake looks amazing. Must try!

  4. says

    I love sweet potatoes in all forms…and for the most part so do the kids…I make a sweet potato thingy that is pretty similar to your (minus the marshmallow fluff) and that is the only thing that is requested for T-Day. I could skip it all as long as I have that!

  5. says

    I love sweet potato, especially when it is dripping with sugar and cinnamon! This looks delicious!

    Glad I found this yummy recipe via the Little Birdie Told Me party!

    Best wishes and happy thanksgiving,

  6. says

    Mmmm…this sounds fantastic, Jocelyn! I’m going to share a link on my Facebook page.

    Thank you for being a part of making last week’s “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17 so rich in creativity and inspiration! Today’s party is in full swing, so please feel welcome to drop by and share your talent.



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