Sweet Potato Mascarpone Bourbon Bread


To make one 10-inch Bundt or tube pan of this sweet potato bread:
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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt or tube pan and set aside.
  • Beat together 1 cup of softened butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in 4 large eggs, one at a time.
  • Beat in 8 ounces of softened mascarpone cheese and 1 cup of cooked and mashed sweet potatoes; mix well.
  • Stir in 3 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 cup of walnuts, chopped (optional).
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan. The batter will be quite sticky.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and, while the bread is still hot, immediately pour 1/4 cup of bourbon (or Calvados) all over the surface of the bread and allow the bourbon to get absorbed into the bread.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for about 20 minutes.
  • Unmold and serve.
  • 12 Responses to Sweet Potato Mascarpone Bourbon Bread

    1. Mel- GourmetFury.com March 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

      Yay! Congrats to our winners and thanks to everyone for the gorgeous, delicious recipes! Your bread sounds divine, Leela 🙂

    2. Kathleen March 8, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

      Wow! What an incredible line up of fabulous recipes! I can’t wait to try them!!!

    3. 5 Star Foodie March 8, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

      The sweet potato bread sounds amazing with bourbon! Congrats to the winners!

    4. Manggy March 9, 2010 at 1:48 am #

      Yeah, I often find that asparagus does seem kind of stand-offish with his blank face… Anyway, congratulations to the very worthy winners (great prize too). However, the true winner is whoever was lucky enough to partake of this bread.

    5. unclevinny March 9, 2010 at 2:46 am #

      Om nom nom, asparagus!! I’m totally gonna try that deviled egg recipe, too.

    6. Fried Wontons For You March 9, 2010 at 3:10 am #

      Once again what a great variety of recipes. Congrats on Allison and Lorelei! I’m definitely in for Battle Asparagus.

    7. Danielle March 9, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

      I want that Sweet Potato Bourbon Bread Leela! It looks so moist and I am a huge fan of baking with bourbon. Yum!

    8. Chef Fresco March 10, 2010 at 3:38 am #

      What a great post! Sweet potatoes are my favorite! I just made Michael bourbon cake for his bday – it makes everything so delicious!

    9. diva March 10, 2010 at 10:35 am #

      Great round-up! So many creative dishes. I really like the sweet potato lamingtons.

    10. KennyT March 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

      Do you ship?

    11. Patty March 12, 2010 at 3:58 am #

      Sweet potato, mascarpone, AND bourbon? My mouth is watering!

    12. SecondCitySoireeJen March 13, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

      The Bourbon Bread sounds ridiculously good – I’m bookmarking this!