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Sweet Potato Pone

Sweet Potato Pone

This Sweet Potato Pone is a Classic Southern Soul Food Dish that can work as a dessert or a side dish! It's like a sweet potato casserole that is also somewhere between a pudding and cake! You've gotta try this delicious recipe to see and taste it for yourself! And it's a great vegetarian dish too!
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 491 kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12- ounce can evaporated milk
  • 4 sweet potatoes peeled and grated
  • Whipped cream and chopped pecans for garnish optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Beat together the butter, brown sugar, and molasses until smooth.
    Combine Butter, brown sugar and molasses
  3. Add the ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt and mix to combine. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until well combined.
    Add cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, eggs and vanilla
  4. Add the evaporated milk and beat until mixed.
    Add evaporated milk.
  5. Fold in the sweet potatoes.
    Fold in grated sweet potatoes
  6. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan and bake in the oven for one hour, until the top of the casserole is golden brown.
    Spread mixture in prepared pan.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Pone
Amount Per Serving
Calories 491
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.