Carrot, beetroot, zucchini, … Vegetables are often great allies in cakes. They bring a nice melting texture. And this is true with sweet potato. I found a recipe using sweet potato and orange in Clea’s cookbook “Recevoir en Bio”. I was first skeptical but eventually convinced by the match. The recipe below is slightly different from the original.
Sweet potato and orange melting cake
Ingredients (8 servings):
450g/15oz sweet potato
- 1/2 orange zest and juice
150g/5oz flour (T55 or T65)
- 60g/2oz butter
- 3 eggs
- 120g/4oz sugar (or coconut sugar)
1 ts agave syrup
1 cs baking powder
1 cs cinnamon
1 cs gingerbread spices
- 1 pinch of salt
2-3 drops pure vanilla extract
Use a 9×9 inches brownie mold.
Peel the sweet potato and apple and cut in big pieces . Steam for 20 minutes. Mash it.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
In a big bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, spices and salt.
Whisk the eggs with sugar and agave syrup until whitened. Add the melted butter, orange zest and juice and pure vanilla extract. Then, add the mashed potatoes and apples and mix it well.
Pour the mixture in the greased and floured mold. Cook for 45 minutes.
Let it cool before removing from the mold. Serve lukewarm or cool.