Sweet Potato Cake. A super easy, mix and go spice cake that’s a close cousin to gingerbread but with added moisture and flavour from roasted sweet potato.
Originally published April, 2008.
This sweet potato snack cake is a lunchbox favourite and close cousin to gingerbread. Another very easy way to use up leftover baked or steamed sweet potatoes.
(Canned or roasted pumpkin can also be used as a substitute.)
When making sweet potatoes for any meal, we often cook a couple more just to plan for leftovers to make this cake, Our sweet potato muffins or those salmon cakes below.
They have become a real family favorite, especially with certain members of the household. Spouse is an affirmed gingerbread lover and loves this particular cake too.
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Sweet Potato Cake - a super easy, mix and go spice cake that's a close cousin to gingerbread but with added moisture and flavour from roasted sweet potato.
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup cooked, mashed roasted sweet potato (Canned or roasted pumpkin can also be used as a substitute.)
- ¼ cup molasses
- ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed combine the eggs, sweet potato, molasses, brown sugar and oil for about 2 minutes.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger cloves and cinnamon.
- Fold dry ingredients into the sweet potato mixture to combine well but do not over mix.
- Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x9 inch square baking pan and bake in a 325 degree F oven for 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Dust with powdered sugar if desired and serve. Delicious warm or cold; also delicious with butterscotch or rum sauce.
(Canned or roasted pumpkin can also be used as a substitute for the sweet potato.)
Serving Size1 piece
Amount Per Serving Calories 216Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 31mgSodium 169mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 1gSugar 14gProtein 3g
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