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Bourbon Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

Sweet Potato Bourbon Bundt Cake

This is the best sweet potato cake recipe! The bourbon adds a spicy, cozy flavor. Fall baking at it's finest. 
Course cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 351 kcal


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pureed sweet potatoes
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice (Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice blend)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease and flour a bundt pan.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat eggs and sugar at a high speed for 3 minutes or until pale and creamy. Turn mixer to medium and add oil, butter and vanilla, beating until just combined.
  3. Add sweet potato puree and mix until fully incorporated, pausing to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, apple pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. In a measuring cup, whisk together bourbon and buttermilk.
  6. Turn mixer to low and alternate adding flour and buttermilk mixture to egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Continue to beat at a low speed until fully combined.
  7. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 60-70 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
  8. Cool entirely and sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Bourbon Bundt Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Sodium 124mg5%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.