Sweet Potato Spice Cake
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Sweet Potato Spice Cake

This is a light cake with a fine texture. Sweet potatoes add a buttery richness to the mix. Easy to make.

ANNE MCCULLOUGH

Ingredients

Serves: 14 

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
  • 2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (125g) sifted icing sugar
  • 5 teaspoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest

Directions

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:1hour50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a ring tin. Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, bicarb soda, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add mashed sweet potatoes and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time (the batter will look curdled). Add flour mixture to potato mixture. Beat on low until combined.
  3. Pour batter into tin. Bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool cake for 20 minutes in the pan then invert onto serving plate.
  4. To make the glaze: in a small bowl, combine icing sugar with 3 to 5 teaspoons orange juice to achieve drizzling consistency. Spoon over warm cake and sprinkle with orange zest if desired.

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