Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sweet Potato Cake


125g butter, softened
3 eggs, separated
150g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup cold mashed sweet potato
190g self-raising flour, sifted
1/3 cup yoghurt
zest of 1 lemon
3 tbsp cocoa powder

  • Grease and line a 14cm x 21cm loaf pan.
  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg yolks, lemon zest and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Beat egg whites until firm peaks form.
  • Stir in mashed sweet potato with 1/3 of the sifted flour and half of the yoghurt.  Then stir in remaining flour and yoghurt.  
  • Fold in beaten egg whites.  
  • Spoon 1/3 of the mixture into a separate bowl and stir in cocoa powder.  Combine well.
  • Place the cake mixtures into the prepared pan by alternating layers of the vanilla batter with the chocolate batter.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes or until cake is done.


  1. Oooh wow this looks interesting aunty Veronica! :)

  2. Interesting.
    How did this cake taste like?

  3. Wendy: Have to say it is not one of my favourites.


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