Sweet Potato Bundt Banana Cake

by Joanne on October 4, 2009

Another weekend flew past.  I made Shane run a faster 6 1/2 miles on Saturday and we walked and jogged a little around the golf course Sunday for 4 1/2.  Regarding aerobic activity, it was a productive weekend.

As for the Monday workout, another new routine for Get Your Bod Back :

  • Warm up run: 3 1/2 miles
  • Chest: 4 sets each.  Incline BB Press (15,12,10,8)  superset with Incline Flys (12,12,10,10)Flat bench bb press (12,10,8,6) superset with flat bench db flys (12,12,10,10)Parallel Bar Dip 2 x to failure, superset with push ups 2 x to failure.

This workout is pushing the limits with the last 2 sets of each exercise going to failure and super setting which means less rest.  The Post aerobic activity was a 5K run with Shane. We found Ted a the end of the road heading out for his walk.  Lucky Shane got to go again.  DSCN1982

Now it’s time for something sweet and good.

Here is another way to enjoy your cake without seeing it end up around your middle.  This is a very low fat recipe for a dessert that makes use of all the goodness in sweet potatoes and bananas.   It would be a super brunch cake as well.

Sweet Potato Bundt Banana Cake


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS baking powder


  • 2 over ripe bananas DSC_1361
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granola cereal



Pierce the sweet potatoes 3 times each with a fork and microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes until soft.

Preheat oven to 325 F.  Scoop out the flesh from the sweet potatoes and put into a bowl.  Add the vanilla and cinnamon and mash.  Beat the sugar and eggs together and add to the potato mixture. Mix well.


Combine the dry ingredients of flour, salt, baking powder and add to the sweet potato mix.  Stir only until combined.

In a separate bowl (or the one you just dumped the flour out of), mash the bananas, add the sugar and mix well.  Stir in the granola.  DSC_1362

Using a Bundt pan, spray with non-stick baking spray.  Put 1/2 the sweet potato mix into the prepared pan.  DSC_1363

Top with the banana mix.  DSC_1364

Now add the rest of sweet potato mix. DSC_1365

Bake 1 hour.


In a pan, melt the Promise Heart Healthy spread.  Add the amaretto and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.  Let cool and add the powdered sugar to the desired consistency. Pour over the cooled Bundt cake.


Approximate Nutrition:  Servings Per Recipe: 14,  Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 295.5
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.5 mg
  • Sodium: 357.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 54.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g


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  • At 2009.10.05 17:59, pegasuslegend said:

    wow that looks awesome and I love your pictures they are great shots

    • At 2009.10.05 20:48, penny aka jeroxie said:

      what a lovely combination. must try this out one day 🙂

      • At 2009.10.05 22:30, Miranda said:

        Very unique. I bet this tasted terrific. I love that you don’t have to feel guilty eating a huge slice.

        • At 2009.10.08 09:50, Lauryn said:

          WOW! This looks AMAZING!!!!! YUM!

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