Last weekends sweet potato craving didn’t just result in a Sweet Potato Egg Bake for lunch, I fancied some cake as well. (Well, thats not strictly true, I really really wanted a big, thick, rich, chocolate brownie, but knowing I stuff my face with way too much sugar, I decided to hunt for something else). Having recently befriended Laura at Happy Sugar Habits, I am now stalking her site for fab new ideas for sugar free recipes. I was not let down. I tried her sugar free sweet potato and walnut cake and after changing a few ingredients based on what I had, was extremely pleased with what I got. Here’s what I did:
1 medium sweet potato
1 ½ cups of flour (I used white flour)
2 eggs (beaten)
3 tbls coconut oil (I used 2tbls of melted butter & 2 of the creamy bit of coconut milk)
4 tbls milk
¾ cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
½ cup pecan pieces
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp cinnamon pinch of salt
Used a 22cm baking pan
- Preheat oven to 180C and grease your cake tin
- Melt your coconut oil / butter
- Cook your sweet potato. I peeled and chopped mine and then put in the microwave for 7 minutes
- Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarb, salt, and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl
- Mix in the desiccated coconut and pecans
- Whisk the eggs, milk & melted coconut oil or butter together in a smaller bowl
- Pour these wet ingredients into the larger bowl containing the dry ingredients. Fold the ingredients through
- Mash the sweet potato and combined with the mixture
- Place mixture into the prepared tin and push down with your hands
- Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes then let cool
So a few things to note – Laura used rye flour in her recipe and I used white, I would not have used white flour except that I had it already and am refusing to buy new staples until I move house in a couple of weeks. I also didn’t have coconut oil – a new concept for me – so I used butter but with some coconut milk for flavour. I will get and experiment with coconut oil and report back….
Mixing the wet and dry ingredients required a bit of elbow grease, but was totally worth it.
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The verdict?? YUM!! I had TWO pieces and NO GUILT afterwards. Plus I was really full!! I am saving some pieces aside for a grab and go breakfast.
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