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!