Sweet Potato Coffee Cake with Georgia Pecan Praline Topping

  • Yield 12 servings

Coffee cake becomes the ultimate comfort food as this recipe starts with a time-honored familiar pantry staple – biscuit baking mix. Sweet potatoes give the cake a natural sweetness.

Georgia Pecan Commission


2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, divided
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 cup chopped Georgia pecans
2 1/2 cups biscuit baking mix
1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained and mashed or 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1/3 cup skim milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven 400 F. Coat 9-inch square baking pan or 8-inch round cake pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In bottom of prepared pan, mix together butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and corn syrup.  Spread mixture evenly in pan.  Sprinkle with pecans.
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat together biscuit baking mix, sweet potato, and milk until dough forms a ball.  Turn dough into surface heavily dusted with baking mix and roll or pat into 12-inch long rectangle.
  4. In small bowl, combine remaining 3 tablespoons brown sugar and cinnamon.  Sprinkle brown sugar mixture and cranberries evenly over dough.  Roll up dough jelly roll style from longer side.  Cut crosswise into one-inch pieces and arrange sitting on top of the pecan mixture in pan.  Dough will spread when baking.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and immediately run knife around sides and invert onto serving plate, scraping any brown sugar mixture from pan to top cake.

Recipe courtesy of the Georgia Pecan Commission



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