Here’s my recipe for sweet potato casserole. It’s from my aunt, but I think it’s a fairly common recipe.
5 or 6 large sweet potatoes (2- 29 oz cans)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 stick or butter or margarine -softened (can use 3/4 stick)
1 tsp. salt
1 ts.p cinnamon
1 cup pecans
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup self-rising flour (substitute 1/3 cup all purpose + 1/2 tsp baking powder + pinch of salt)
1 stick melted butter or margarine
Mash potatoes; add to remaining ingredients. Beat until smooth. Pour into 9″x12″ pan. For topping, mix brown sugar and flour; mix in butter. Spread on top of sweet potato mixture; sprinkle with pecans. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes.