Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet Potato Cake

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Servings: 6
Calories: 315


  • 1 lb sweet potatoes boiled with skins on, then peeled
  • 1 cup icing sugar confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 2 oz candied peel candied fruit, finely chopped
  • 2 oz ground almonds
  • 2 oz butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • Sugar for dusting


  • Put the cooked potato through a ricer or vegetable mould.
  • Mix in the sugar, peel, almonds and butter.
  • Separate the eggs and stir in the beaten yolks.
  • Whisk whites until stiff and fold into the potato mixture. Add a little milk if too dry.
  • Pour into a greased 20 cm (8 in) sandwich tin and bake in the oven Gas mark 4, 350°F (180°C) until golden brown.
  • Dust over with sugar and serve either hot or cold with any fruit, chocolate or butterscotch sauce.
Calories: 315 kcal
Carbohydrates: 45 g
Protein: 5 g
Fat: 14g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 75 mg
Sodium: 140 mg
Potassium: 283 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 31 g
Vitamin A: 11042 IU
Vitamin C: 2 mg
Calcium: 55 mg
Iron: 1 mg
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