Looking for a healthier cake? I would go for Sweet Potato Cake. It’s delicious, comes with its natural sweetness and flavour. If there’s anything that I almost always have in my kitchen are sweet potatoes. I love sweet potatoes. They are good for health. I love it baked, boiled, steamed or made into desserts. I’m always trying to find other ways to cook them. I have never tried to make a cake out of it. If we can have carrot cake, why not sweet potato cake? It should be quite similar and taste equally good if not better. Well, I tried it the other day and I really liked it. Here’s my recipe to share.
1C brown sugar
1C pitted dates (chopped)
Put everything in a pot and stir under lower fire until butter is melted.
500g sweet potatoes (about 4 small ones)
3C self-raising flour
Peel the potatoes and grate. Beat the eggs well. Add potatoes, eggs and flour to the butter mixture and stir well.
Pour into a shallow (lamington) tin and bake for about 20 minutes at 160 degrees Celsius. Let cool before cutting. You can serve it with ice cream or creaam if you like but I love it plain with a cup of hot tea. I love the natural sweetness of the sweet potato and dates.
Do you like cakes made with addition of vegetables or fruits? What is your favourite one? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other sweet potato recipes that you may be interested:
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Sweet Potato Donuts
Popular Malaysian Dessert (Bubur Cha Cha)
Healthy, Humble, Sweet Potatoes
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