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You never quite know what’s going to go viral on TikTok, from makeup hacks to new dance moves. A heartwarming cooking video from food blogger Carlena Davis struck a chord in fans thanks to the story behind her coffee-can sweet potato bread.
In the video, which has so far amassed more than 1.8 million views and 330,000 likes, Davis describes one of her family’s favorite holiday treats. She says this recipe is her take on the original treat that came from a former employee of her parents, Miss Ramona, who made and delivered the bread every year as a holiday gift.
In a unique twist, the sweet potato bread bakes in a repurposed coffee can — and comes out as an adorable, cylindrical loaf!
Check it out:
Indeed, it’s just about the perfect size and shape to make a pretty present. And the sweet story that goes with it creates the perfect package.
Hutsenpiller has a few key tips for the bread, too. Most importantly, the coffee can needs to be made of metal, not plastic — Hutsenpiller and Davis recommend Cafe du Monde cans. (Cafe Bustelo works, too.)
From there, it’s just a matter of spreading a pat of butter on a slice and taking that first heavenly bite.
Find the full recipe on Davis’s site, Spilling the Sweet Tea. For $5.95 you can access this recipe, plus a whole selection of Davis’s classic Southern holiday recipes including crab-stuffed cheddar biscuits, prime rib, chocolate lava cake, and red velvet waffles. It’d be a bargain at twice the price!