This is one tasty creation (though Jada thought it was carrot cake so maybe the sweet potato flavor didn’t come through enough?). My brother went crazy over it, though, so it must be at least a little bit good. I got the original recipe from a friend’s cookbook but I changed it around quite a bit.
Sweet Potato Cake
Adapted from an unknown cookbook (guess I could ask but I’m lazy)
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup plus 2 T all-purpose flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger
1/4 t salt
3/4 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1/4 cup applesauce (I used pear sauce)
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
1/2 t vanilla
Mix the flours, leavenings, spices, and salt in a small bowl. In a larger bowl, beat the potatoes, applesauce, sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla. I actually used my immersion blender because the potato was a little too chunky. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet. Don’t over mix. Pour into a greased 8-inch baking dish. Bake at 350 for about 35 minutes. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. When cool, drizzle with the glaze.
Recipe taken from the depths of my brain
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 t OJ concentrate
1 t room-temp butter
1/4 t vanilla
1 T milk (or enough to make a glaze)
Mix everything together until smooth. Drizzle on cooled cake. This stuff tastes like an orange julius!
Yield: 9 pieces of cake