12 April 2009

Sweet Potato Cake with Golden Mixed Berries

This is one of my favorite cakes. It is easy to make, and a great idea for a planned-over sweet potatoes. I love looking for new and interesting mixed, dried fruits. Instead of plain raisins, I used a golden berry mix which included; raisins, cranberries, and blueberries.

Planned Over Sweet Potatoes

When you need to have the oven on for at least an hour, add a couple of sweet potatoes.
Scrub them, oil the skins and set in a shallow baking pan while you are cooking "whatever" for about 1 hour. After they have cooled, peel them and place the flesh in a plastic bag and tuck it in the refrigerator.

Sweet Potato Cake

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon quatre-epice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1 cup raisins, dredged boldly

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, spice, soda and salt together to blend

In a smaller bowl, mix the sweet potatoes, eggs, oil, and milk. I may look a bit lumpy and curdled, but that is the way it should look

Add the sweet potato mixture to the dry ingredients and blend well

Fold in the dredged fruit

Pour into prepared Lucinda’s Wood Cake Box.

Bake for 1 1/2 hours.

This cake is a great cake to ship. It gets better after several days of "maturing" and travels well.

Send one (or two) out to someone you love!

1 comment:

  1. It IS luscious...addictive. And versatile; you can use whatever dried fruits you have on hand. The fact that it ages well is immaterial because it won't last that long@


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