Sweet Potato Beer Cake

Sweet Potato Beer Cake


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If you've never tried baking with sweet potatoes this recipe will amaze you! The cake is very moist so you don't really need icing.


Serves: 15 

  • 1 3/4 cups (380g) white sugar
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) beer

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm baking dish.
  2. Stir together the sugar and vegetable oil in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla and sweet potatoes.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven or until a knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely before icing or serving.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, salt and cinnamon in a separate bowl; stir into the batter 1 cup at a time alternating with the beer just until everything comes together. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.

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