Real Men Cook Cake Mix, Sweet Potato Pound Cake
Did you know that the sweet potato is one of the healthiest vegetables? It is! As a main dish or as a dessert, the sweet potato is a nutritious and economical food. One baked sweet potato (3-1/2 ounce serving) provides over 8800 IU of vitamin A or about twice the recommended daily allowance (RDA), yet it contains only 141 calories, making it valuable for the weight watcher. This nutritious vegetable provides 42% of the RDA for vitamin C, 6% of the RDA for calcium, 10% of the RDA for iron, and 8% of the RDA for thiamine for healthy adults. It is low in sodium and is a good source of fiber and other important vitamins and minerals. A complex carbohydrate food source, it provides beta-carotene, which may be a factor in reducing the risk of certain cancers. When Real Men Cook. Sweet inspiration for the Real Men Cook Sweet Potato Pound Cake. The sweet inspiration behind the Real Men Cook Sweet Potato Pound Cake can be found at Shakoor's Sweet Tooth. This Brooklyn, New York bakery is located at 555 Throop Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of the city. There you'll find authentic sweet potato pound cake and a thriving gourmet bakery/restaurant owned by baker, Shakoor Watson, and his wife, Marissa. Why the Real Men Cook name? After 12 years of producing the largest national family celebration on Father's Day, the founders of Real Men Cook decided to package the warmth and love captured at their events. Real Men Cook, we found has a way of touching people. We knew this because of the countless activities we have participated in to get the word out about our event. Few could pass our booth without a story about their own cooking or the real men in their life. The stories were fun and funny, and reminded us of the close to 1,000 men who give up Father's Day each year to cook in our program. More men are cooking for their families than ever! Our research found that although mom's food creates warmth, dad's food or dishes prepared by a real man who cooks, creates excitement. What's great is that even men who don't cook can now! The bonus is that anyone can cook this simple but wonderful sweet potato pound cake, even real women! Enjoy. And while doing so, share a story about the real men in your life, past or present.