Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Sweet Potato Cake

I bought some sweet potatoes and wanted to experiment with making a sweet potato cake. I used the pumpkin cake recipe as a base and made this cake. Since sweet potatoes is sweeter in nature, so I cut down the sugar a little so that it won't be too sweet. I also provided my short-cut version of making the mashed sweet potatoes. Of course if you don't own a microwave, you can always peel and then steam the potatoes for 20-30 minutes (or until soft) and then mash it.


3 eggs
1 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
About 1 lb. of sweet potatoes (about 2 small ones)
( or 1 1/2 cups packed mashed sweet potatoes)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 3/4 cups white sugar

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tsp. baking soda


1. Wrap the sweet potato individually with plastic wrap and microwave for 7 minutes. Turn it over to the other side and microwave an additional 8 minutes. Take it out, let it cool a little, unwrapped the plastic wrap and carefully peel off the skin of the sweet potatoes. Then, mashed the sweet potatoes well with a masher. Set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 350'F. Spray a 10-inch bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray with flour for baking.

3. In a big mixing bowl, whisk together (A).

4. Then, add in (B) and stir together with a spatula until smooth and well blended.

5. Pour into the bundt pan and bake for one hour. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before inverted to cool completely on a wire rack. Best enjoy the next day.

I am also submitting my recipe to the Original Recipe event hosted by Lore at Culinarty. Check out others' Winter Holidays recipes around the week of Dec. 15th.

Sweet Potato Cake on Foodista


Home Cooking said...

yr sweet potatoes looks so gorgeous.

Beachlover said...

look great this cake..I should try to bake sweet potatoes cake since we have Japanese potatoes sold at great price..

Family First said...

Your cake looks absolutely lovely. But may I ask if you can normally finish what you bake? Cos when I bake a butter cake, we can only finish 1/3 of the cake even after a few days. The rest have to think of who to give .. but its a big problem when my cakes are not "up to standard" yet . hahaha!

Marge said...

This looks wonderful. I can't wait to try the recipe!

daphne said...

Sweet potato! I wonder what the texture of the cake is like?

Baking Fiend said...

looks good...i'm hungry! happy to see you baking again. :)

ICook4Fun said...

I never try a potaotes cake or potatoes pie before as Carlos is not a fan of sweet pottoes so I never attempt to make any. Does it taste similar to pumpkin cake?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Isha.

Thanks beachlover. I like this cake too.

Oh family first, I normally give half away. If not I would just freeze it. Cut it in half and wrap with alum. foil and freeze it. Take it out to defroze on the countertop few hours before eating.

Hope you like it Marge.

Daphne, the texture is the same as pumpkin cake, compact, soft and moist.

Thanks baking fiend, yeah it has been a while. LOL!

Yes Gert, it tastes similar to pumpkin cake.

Anonymous said...

What a great looking cake! And, sweet potatoes are so good for you, it's like a healthy treat.

Glory said...

hi, i tried this recipe. made it last night and had it for breakfast today. the kids just looove it! thanks for the simple yet yummy recipe..

Pearl said...

how do your cakes always come out looking so PERFECT?

Noob Cook said...

Yes! It reminds me of your pumpkin cake at first glance hehe... very lovely

Unknown said...

always loveee sweet potatoes...maybe you can use palm sugar next time?

tigerfish said...

You are baking quite a lot recently ah?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks lisaiscooking. I do love to cook and bake healthy stuff. :)

You are so welcome Glory! I'm so glad that you all loved it. :)

Pearl, tell you a secret! It's PAM! PAM baking spray with flour that is. LOL! :P

Thanks noobcook.

Rita, you can try that. ;)

No lah tigerfish, where got? But going to bake something today, target for a cake and a cookie because I will have guest coming tomorrow.

Lore said...

It looks so festive! Just by the looks of it I've never would've guessed it's based on sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing it with the Original Recipes Round-Up!