Most recipes I have found online use far too much sugar that masks the main ingredients’ flavors. This one started with 3.5 cups of sugar and ½ cup of molasses.
Pre-heat oven to 350º F
Peel & boil until soft 2 cups (3-4 medium) sweet potatoes, mash or purée, set aside to cool
In a large bowl mix:
1 cup sugar (brown or white or ½ & ½)
1 cup molasses
1 cup vegetable oil (I use ½ peanut & ½ canola)
3 ½ cups flour (I have been using a mix of various types: garbanzo, millet, almond, corn, & wheat just because I inherited them. It doesn’t seem to make a big difference. I have made it using all non-gluten flour.)
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. salt
Add to liquid alternating with ⅔ cup water.
When well mixed stir in sweet potatoes, mix well, and pour into one 9”x13” glass baking dish (or 3 small bread pans).
Bake at 350ºF for 1 hour.
Allow to cool before cutting (if you can wait)