Sweet Potato Carrot Cake

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Healthy and delicious cake

Healthy and delicious cake

Talk about sweet potato, I just become happy and alive. I think my house never run out of it. Sweet potato is a very nutritious vegetable and very delicious no matter how you cook it. It’s complex carbohydrate, high in fibre and very good for health.

Sweet potato carrot cake

Sweet potato carrot cake

I always boil or bake the sweet potatoes but every now and then I love to make desserts out of it. They are very delicious and healthier than many other cakes. This time I tried to add carrots and walnuts to it for extra nutrients and delicacy. The cake came out moist, dense and very delicious.

This recipe is simple and quick. If you use a low tin, it bakes fast. That’s what I usually do.

Ingredients A
125g butter
1/2C sugar
3 eggs (beaten)
1/2C walnuts (chopped)

Cake batter

Cake batter

Put butter and sugar in a medium sized cooking pot and melt under low heat. Remove from heat once it’s all melted. Add the walnuts and beaten eggs to the butter mixture.

Ingredients B
100g grated sweet potato
100g grated carrots
1 C self-raising flour
1t vanilla essence

Grated sweet potato and carrots

Grated sweet potato and carrots

Ready to be baked

Ready to be baked

Add flour to the mixture in Ingredients A above and mix well. Finally add the grated sweet potato and carrots and mix. Pour into a lined lamington tin and bake for about 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. It’s cooked when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. If you make it thick, it will take longer time. Let cool, cut and enjoy. I love it just as it is with a cup of tea. I’m sure it would be very delicious too with cream cheese frosting or ice cream.

Do you like vegetable/fruit cakes and bakes? Do you have a favourite one to share? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other vegetable/fruit cake and bake recipes that you may be interested in:
Lemon Banana Muffins
Banana Peanut Butter Cake
Fast, Easy, Healthy Carrot Cake
Best Banana Cake
Sweet Potato Cake

Butternut Squash Coconut Cake
Coconut Banana Cake
Condensed Milk Tapioca Cake
Sweet Potato Scones With Condensed Milk For Mother’s Day

Other Malaysian sweet potato dessert recipes that you may be interested in:
Sweet Potato Balls For Dessert
Sweet Potato Tortoise-shaped Chinese Dessert (Angku)
Sweet Potato Donuts
Popular Malaysian Dessert (Bubur Cha Cha)

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105 Comments

3hungrytummies  on May 21st, 2010

The sweet potato queen has done it again! I am loving the idea of using sweet potato this way! Well done Mary!

la Gourmande  on May 21st, 2010

That’s a great variation ofcarrot cake. That sounds delicious. Thanks for the idea.

somewhere in singapore  on May 21st, 2010

Now is tea break time, can reserve 1 pc for my tea break?

sms  on May 21st, 2010

lovely cake i wnt to eat this great cake
i like it looks yummy

anncoo  on May 21st, 2010

Yes, as Hungrytummies said “Sweet Potato Queen”… ;DD
This is soft & yummy sweet potato carrot cake is quite similar to my Soft carrot cake ~~
http://anncoo.blogspot.com/2009/10/soft-carrot-cake.html

DG  on May 21st, 2010

Looks wonderful, I like anything about sweet potatos.

Mary  on May 21st, 2010

@3hungrytummies - Haha…lovely name! I have to make a crown from sweet potato :D

@la Gourmande Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment! :D

@somewhere in singapore - Are you sure 1 piece is enough? I ate 6 in one go! :D

@sms - Time to make. It’s very simple, easy and quick. Have fun baking! :D

@anncoo - Haha…I must make a sweet potato queenly costume to match my sweet potato crown :D Thanks very much for your carrot cake link. Appreciate very much.

@DG - Thanks very much for visting and lovely comment, DG! :D

Nasi Lemak Lover  on May 21st, 2010

I love carrot cake, but my kids doesn’t appreciate it, so I have no chance to bake this. Look tempting and good especially you added the sweet potato.

SathyaSridhar  on May 21st, 2010

Mary,,,yeaaaaaaaaah i tried that crab sticks tasted very goood dear…

Carrot cake is our faaav one,,,ur’s is different one looks delicious n yummy dear.

Sushma Mallya  on May 21st, 2010

wow using sweet potato in cake is such a great idea, must try this one, looks superb mary…have a lovely weekend

tigerfish  on May 21st, 2010

My goodness - how long did you take to grate that plateful? It looks so much like the savory cake made from pumpkin.

Priya  on May 21st, 2010

Thats a beautiful, catchy, colourful and awesome cake…looks utterly delicious..

peachkins  on May 21st, 2010

I love carrot cake….I think I’m going to love it much much more with sweet potato!

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Jess @ Bakericious  on May 21st, 2010

Mary, I like sweet potato too, beside steam & bake, I like to cut into stripes and deep fried, go with sour plum powder, super yummy like ur cake.

Mary  on May 21st, 2010

@Nasi Lemak Lover - This cake is quite small so you can make and eat yourself. I would be too happy if no one fights with me for it…haha :D

@SathyaSridhar - I’m so glad to know that you like the crab sticks. Lovely to know you like arrot cake, too :D

@Sushma Mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! Have fun baking :D

@tigerfish - All I need is a good grater and strong arms…haha :D I think I have both :D

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@peachkins - Sweet potato gives added flavour and taste to it. I like it very much. I hope you like it too. :D

@Jess @ Bakericious - Thanks for visiting and lovely comment, Jess! Oooooh…. I love it fried or baked as fries, too. I can eat a big plate :D

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Angie's Recipes  on May 21st, 2010

You always have some exotice and creative recipes! :-))

zurin  on May 21st, 2010

this sounds delicious Mary!and healthy…thank you ..i think im making this real soon..it looks so good! n Ilove sweet potatoes too. :)

Belinda @zomppa  on May 21st, 2010

Wow! Dessert AND two servings of veggies…gotta love it!

Pearlyn  on May 21st, 2010

I love carrot cake both steamed and pan fried , your carrot cake are so homey and delicious !

divya  on May 21st, 2010

looks delicious..feel like having one…and very nicely presented too.

Simply Life  on May 21st, 2010

I love this idea! Now I just wish I had a piece of it here! :)

kristy  on May 21st, 2010

Oh, a new nick name for you…’Potato Queen’! hehe…. This is a very tempting recipe lol! I’m sure your family will enjoy it. Have a fabulous weekend, dear!
Cheers, Kristy

Mary  on May 21st, 2010

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@zurin - Thanks very much, Zurin! Have fun baking. We can eat this one with less guilt :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Just to make it healthier! :D

@Pearlyn - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Pearlyn! :D

@divya - Thanks very much, Divya! :D

@Simply Life - Time to bake one! :D It’s simple and easy.

@kristy - Haha…what a way to earn such a cool name! :D Yes, my family loves it….that’s a relief! But I don’t mind to eat all, too :P

lululu  on May 21st, 2010

I love sweet potato. Just have never thought about using it in baking!
I think it’s a perfect combination with carrot!

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penny aka jeroxie  on May 21st, 2010

So easy! you really know all the super yummy and simple but delicious recipes.

Erica  on May 21st, 2010

What a delicious combo!!!That cake looks delicious!

Sarah Naveen  on May 21st, 2010

Awesome recipe..looks so tempting

Roti n Rice  on May 21st, 2010

You are so creative with sweet potatoes! You have to send me some of your sweet potato creations as I like sweet potatoes too, but don’t do too much with it except bake and boil. This will be really good for my afternoon tea.

tasteofbeirut  on May 21st, 2010

Wow! I never imagined such a combo and now I think it is a match made in heaven! thanks for the amazing idea and recipe!

Elin  on May 21st, 2010

Mary..thanks for sharing this healthy and delicious sweet potato carrot cake :) yummyumm will try this out one of these day :)

Mary  on May 21st, 2010

@lululu - Give a try. It’s very delicious. I love this new combination :D

@penny aka jeroxie - Thanks very much, Penny! :D

@Erica - Thanks very much, Erica! :D

@Sarah Naveen - Thanks very much, Sarah! :D

@Roti n Rice - Come Biren, it tastes awesome when fresh out from the oven…mmmm….smells great and tastes great :D

@tasteofbeirut - Thanks very much, Joumana! :D My perfect match…haha :D

@Elin - You are most welcome, Elin! Have fun baking :D

Dimah  on May 21st, 2010

This cake looks absolutely scrumptious!

Yummy Team  on May 21st, 2010

What an awesome looking cake, Mary! The only prepn I have ever done with sweet potatoes is baked sweet potato fries..Would love to try this sometime as I love sweet potatoes..

peteformation  on May 21st, 2010

Great idea to use sweet potato and carrot. I can imagine the nice taste resulted from this combined ingredients!

5 Star Foodie  on May 21st, 2010

What a yummy healthy cake! So nutritious with both carrot and sweet potato!

Drick  on May 21st, 2010

sweet potato, carrot, cake - my goodness - you just amaze me … looks so moist and delicious, bet it was gone in a flash

feastforall  on May 21st, 2010

Looks so nice and delicious. I am going to try this recipe. I love sweet potato. But other than roasting and boiling, I wasn’t sure what to do. Nice recipe, Thanks Mary

Mary  on May 21st, 2010

@Dimah - Thanks very much, Dimah! :D

@Yummy Team - Thanks very much! Give this a try. It’s very delicious. Have fun baking :D

@peteformation - Thanks very much, Pete! :D

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natsasha! :D

@Drick - Haha….you guessed well! Most of the tray of cake was in my tummy :D

@feastforall - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment! :D Have fun baking!

lequan@luvtoeat  on May 21st, 2010

I’m not a huge fan of carrot cake but sweet potato with carrots? Now that’s something I’d love to sink my teeth into. I’ll eat sweet potato anything. Great recipe Mary. Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend!

rosebelle  on May 21st, 2010

It’s like another version of carrot cake but a lot simpler to make. I love carrot cake btw. Your cake gives me an idea to have my girls eat carrots.

Namitha  on May 21st, 2010

Everyone in my family loves carrot cake..Your version with sweet potato sounds even better..

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Arnold  on May 21st, 2010

I do not know how you do it, again you have come up with a delightful idea that I have never heard of before. I love sweet potatoes so this recipe has gone straight to my to-do list, thanks.

Yummy Team  on May 21st, 2010

Hi Mary,
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Mary  on May 21st, 2010

@lequan@luvtoeat - Both sweet potatoes and carrots are excellent for health. I think it’s a good way to start children to eat them by making it into a dessert. I hope you like this one. Have fun baking :D

@rosebelle - Indeed this one is simpler…just melt, mix and bake. I love the dense texture too. Hope your girls like it :D

@Namitha - Thanks very much, Namitha! :D

@Arnold - Haha…my love for sweet potatoes and healthy eating sometimes drives me to a creative mode :D Hope you like it.

@Yummy Team - Awwww……thanks very much! That’s so sweet of all of you. Appreciate very much! :D

citronetvanille  on May 22nd, 2010

Funny I never made sweets with sweet potatoes, made carrot cake a few times and that’s it. I think that’s a great recipe, your cake looks really moist and I would eat it with a cup of tea! Yum

Jeannie  on May 22nd, 2010

Another delicious looking sweet potato cake! wow….you do love sweet potatoes huh?

deana@lostpastremembered  on May 22nd, 2010

You make the coolest stuff, MAry. Sweet potatoes are so good for you and the idea of a cake with them is brilliant. Yours looks so delicious!

Joanne  on May 22nd, 2010

Sweet potatoes are my favorite as well! So healthy and so delicious with the carrots!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on May 22nd, 2010

Yes! Another delicious sweet potato recipe to drool over. We can always count on you Mary :)

Stella  on May 22nd, 2010

Hey Mary, this is like medicinal cake-so full of carotenoids! We are doing a special eye diet for my Cauldron Boy, since he has bad eyes. I’m going to make this for him for sure!

pigpigscorner  on May 22nd, 2010

Great use of sweet potatoes! I should cook more sweet potatoes too!

Ananda Rajashekar  on May 22nd, 2010

great recipe and looks yummy!

Devaki  on May 22nd, 2010

Dear Mary - I adore Asian carrot cake a.k.a turnip cake that is such a big part of yum chaa (dim sum) brunches. I can stuff my face with this stuff till I am blue!

The fact that you taken this traditional recipe and turned it on its head with a sweet twist is incredible and so healthy without the sausage etc.

Great post!

Mary  on May 22nd, 2010

@citronetvanille - Thanks very much, Silvia! I’m happy that it turned out delicious….more ways to enjoy healthier desserts :D

@Jeannie - Thanks very much, Jeannie! Haha…yes, I just love sweet potatoes :D

@deana@lostpastremembered - Thanks very much, Deana! :D I love sweet stuff. At least sweet potatoes have its own natural sweetness. I can eat with less guilt :D

@Joanne - Thanks very much, Joanne! We do need that for all the energy used up in our exercise :D

@Conor @ HoldtheBeef - Haha…bet you can count on me for more swet potato recipes! :D

@Stella - Haha…what a lovely name! That will make me cook more and eat more :D Have fun baking. Hope your boy likes it.

@pigpigscorner - Thanks very much! Give a try. It’s just so delicious :D

@Ananda Rajashekar - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Ananda! :D

@Devaki - Oh, now you have started my craving for that savoury turnip cake!! I really like that and miss that. I would love to make that….yes…without the sausages. Now I think I will dream of it tonight…all because of you…haha :D

Kathy  on May 22nd, 2010

Lovely delicious cake. I want to eat this cake right now. :D

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theUngourmet  on May 22nd, 2010

What a nice combo of ingredients! Love the sweet potato in this cake.

Chef Dennis  on May 22nd, 2010

this sounds soooo good, I could certainly go for a piece right now.

Carolyn Jung  on May 22nd, 2010

Love this variation on basic carrot cake. It’s a two-veggie cake instead. So healthful, so that you can have your cake and eat it, too. ;)

Mary  on May 22nd, 2010

@Kathy - Time to make and enjoy :D It’s simple, easy and quick.

@theUngourmet - Thanks very much! :D

@Chef Dennis - Thanks very much, Chef Dennis! :D

@Carolyn Jung - A sweet way to eat 2 vegetables…haha :D It’s a double bonus!

kristy  on May 23rd, 2010

Mary, I have an award for you. Please feel free to pick it up. Thanks!

Mary  on May 23rd, 2010

As I read your recipe I could imagine how delicious the carrot and sweet potato combination must be. I really like this recipe. I hope you are having a good day. Blessings…Mary

TasteHongKong  on May 23rd, 2010

Your creativity with sweet potatoes is simply beyond descriptions.

veron  on May 23rd, 2010

Ah, this sounds so scrumptious and delectable. Love sweet potatoes!

Kristi@Ja Cie Kocham  on May 23rd, 2010

You’ve done it again! You take simple ingredients and make something unbelievable out of them. Love the simplicity. Thanks for the idea!

teresa  on May 23rd, 2010

i adore sweet potatoes, this is fabulous, i would never think to put them in a cake!

Faith  on May 23rd, 2010

What a tasty, healthy dessert! I love the walnuts in there for crunch!

Mary  on May 23rd, 2010

@kristy - Awww…thanks very much, Kristy! Really appreciate very much :D I have received the most number of awards from you…all of them are so beautiful!

@Mary - Thanks very much, Mary! It has been a lovely day…warm and sunny :D If only the weather remains like this!

@TasteHongKong - Haha…sweet compliment! :D

@veron - Thanks very much, Veron! :D

@Kristi@Ja Cie Kocham - Thanks very much for lovely comliment, Kristi! :D Hope to come out with more :D

@teresa - Thanks very much, Teresa! Give atry. It’s simple, easy and delicious :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

Choclette  on May 23rd, 2010

Ooh, MaryMoh you do come up with such fabulous recipes. I love the sound of using sweet potato in a cake. I’ve used beetroot which works well with chocolate and also courgettes, but had not thought of using sweet potatoes.

Ellie (Almost Bourdain)  on May 23rd, 2010

This is delicious and healthy! Good way to make the kids eat veg. Thanks for sharing another brilliant recipes!

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on May 23rd, 2010

I love the combination of sweet potato and carrot. It sounds great of making cakes with them. Simply and easy. I think the cake is good for finger foods in parties.

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Tuty @Scentofspice  on May 24th, 2010

Mary,
Is the texture of the cake dense like the turnip cake/lor bak cake?

Emma @CakeMistress  on May 25th, 2010

That sounds super-moist with the sweet potato addition. Wow!

Mary  on May 25th, 2010

@Choclette - Aww…thanks very much for your lovely comment!
I have always thought of using beet root but never got down to doing it. have to try soon. Thanks very much sharing! :D

@Ellie (Almost Bourdain) - You are most welcome, Ellie! :D Just not easy being a mom when comes to making children eat vegetables.

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Christine! :D

@Tuty @Scentofspice - Yes, it is dense but not as dense as the turnip cake. Difficult to describe but I love the texture and flavour :D

@Emma @CakeMistress - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Emma! :D

Thas  on May 25th, 2010

This looks delicious. I love carrot cake, so I’ll definitely love this with sweet potato.

Sook  on May 26th, 2010

These cake bites look so delicious! And healthy, I am sure. :)

Patty Price  on May 27th, 2010

Thanks for sharing this recipe, it really looks good. I’m sorry for your troubles with the theft of your posts, you really do have many unique and delicious looking recipes on your blog. I guess it’s not enough to try your recipes, the thieves want to take credit for your ideas, not very nice!

Taylor  on May 27th, 2010

These look really dense and yummy!

Mary  on May 27th, 2010

@Thas - Thanks very much, Thas! Have fun baking :D

@Sook - Thanks very much, Sook! :D

@Patty Price - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment! :D I’m so glad to have resolved the theft problem….a big relief!

@Taylor - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Taylor! :D

Apu  on May 29th, 2010

Wonderful looking cake!!

Mary  on May 30th, 2010

@Apu - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Apu! :D

eleni  on June 3rd, 2010

This is different… thanks for sharing the recipe…

Mary  on June 4th, 2010

@Eleni - You are most welcome, Eleni! :D

denise @ quickies on the dinner table  on June 16th, 2010

Hi Mary - Your sweet potato and carrot cake does look so moist and rich! I love sweet potato too - I even enjoy it just boiled and eaten plain. It has so much flavour! I know if I made this I will love it too. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Michelle  on July 4th, 2010

That sounds super-moist with the sweet potato addition. Wow! amazing, thanx for the wonderful post.

Kristen  on July 6th, 2010

Wow, I could imagine how delicious the carrot and sweet potato combination must be. I really like this recipe. I hope you are having a good day. thanx for the post.

Mary  on July 6th, 2010

@denise @ quickies on the dinner table - Thanks very much, Denis! :D Wonderful to know that you love sweet potatoes too.

@Michelle - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Michelle! :D

@Kristen - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Kristen! :D

Victoria  on July 7th, 2010

I made this cake for the Memorial Day holiday, and I can say that it was really good. Gone before the day was up. It seemed a little too thick, so I added milk.

Diane  on July 8th, 2010

I made this cake for some island friends and love it. I used canned sweet potatoes instead of fresh and added orange extract to the icing to enhance the orange flavor.

Mary  on July 9th, 2010

@Victoria - Glad to know you tried this cake and like it :D Have fun with more baking!

@Diane - I’m so glad you tried it :D Thanks very much for sharing how you adjusted it. Must be very delicious with the added orange extract and icing.

Lynn  on July 9th, 2010

Interesting and very good to bake since I really love carrots. Thank for your ideas and recipes.

Jane  on July 10th, 2010

It sounds great of making cakes with them. Simply and easy. I think the cake is good for finger foods in parties. thanx for the post.

Katie  on July 14th, 2010

This sounds really yummy. I love sweet potato..hmm.. I am excited to try this one. Thanks a lot.

Kayla  on July 14th, 2010

This cake is wonderful. Moist and very good flavor. You can still taste the sweet potato even tho there’s only 3/4 cup. I put 1 cup of rasins and run them through the chopper with a little of the Bmilk. I put Cream Cheese Frosting on it. I took it to a Church Supper. Everyone loved it.

Mary  on July 15th, 2010

@Lynn -Thanks very much Lynn! Have fun baking :D

@Jane - Yes, this cake is good for any time :D

@Katie - I hope you like this one. Have fun baking! :D

@Kayla - Wow…your version sounds very delicious…mmmm! I would love to try that. Thanks very much for sharing, Kayla! :D

jillian  on July 16th, 2010

gathering at Thanksgiving. She is taking candied sweet potatoes, a carrot cake, a chocolate pie and she wanted to take something that was not sweet (and she loves olives!) Thanks.

Christy  on July 24th, 2010

I like sweet potatoes too, but don’t do too much with it except bake and boil. This will be really good for my afternoon tea, thanx for posting.

Mary  on August 13th, 2010

@jillian - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Jillian! :D

@Christy - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Christy! :D

Becky  on September 22nd, 2010

I made this cake for some island friends and love it. I used canned sweet potatoes instead of fresh and added orange extract to the icing to enhance the orange flavor.

Allison Clark  on March 24th, 2011

It looks good and tempting. Bet they are delicious. Plus it’s a healthy treat. Hopefully, the kids will love it.

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