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Iced Sweet Potato and Orange-Spice Loaf

This recipe comes from our 2011 "Bake a Healthier Holiday" partnership with California Olive Ranch (


Orange Icing

  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar sifted
  • 2 Tbsp Orange Juice
  • 2 tsp Whole Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Orange's Zest



Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease and flour standard size (8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch) loaf pan.

Step 2

In a medium-sized bowl, add flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and mace and mix together with a whisk. Set aside.

Step 3

In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or with a hand-held mixer add eggs and blend on medium speed until well mixed. Add vanilla. With mixer running on medium speed, slowly pour extra virgin olive oil in a steady stream into the bowl until fully incorporated with the eggs and vanilla.

Step 4

Add sugars, mashed sweet potato, orange zest and milk and mix until combined.

Step 5

Add dry ingredients all at once and mix just until combined. Do not over mix.

Step 6

Add chopped pecans and fold into batter by hand.

Step 7

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and place into preheated oven for 55 minutes to 1 hour. The loaf is done when a wooden skewer is inserted and removed and a few crumbs remain.

Step 8

Cool loaf in pan for 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack. Loaf must be completely cooled before icing.

Makes 1 loaf.

Orange Icing

Mix all ingredients together with a wooden spoon and pour over loaf. Icing will be thick.
Iced Sweet Potato and Orange-Spice Loaf

Servings: 16



Products Used in this Recipe

Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

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Unbleached White All Purpose Flour

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Gluten Free
Baking Soda

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Baking Aids
Baking Powder

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Sea Salt

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Brown Sugar

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Baking Aids
Pecan Halves

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December 1, 2011
Awesome recipe!
December 5, 2011
This recipe looks really good. Love the icing idea!

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