Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake

Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake

  • What's in it?

Cake Ingredients: orange sweet potato, water, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, vanilla extract, spelt flour (can sub gf flour 1:1), coconut sugar, chocolate chips, salt, cocoa (or cacao) powder, baking powder, baking soda

Frosting Ingredients: yellow sweet potato, coconut sugar (grind into a finer consistency), cocoa (or cacao) powder, nut butter, salt, nondairy milk, vanilla extract

  • Where did I find it?

Dreena Burton's Plant-Powered Kitchen, Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Sweets Frosting

 

  • Why do I like it?

So many reasons!  First off, I am part of Dreena's Facebook Group.  Several of the members have posted about this cake and how much they liked it. I have tried a recipe for sweet potato brownies that did not turn out well so I wasn't sure about this cake.

Well, it was fantastic!  Not too sweet, great texture, frosting was surprisingly smooth and creamy.  I have some discerning eaters in my house and they loved it!  You can make a round or square as I did above.  

The cake is so pretty, you don't need to embellish with elaborate decorations.  

  • What did I change from the original recipe?

I used organic, raw cacao powder instead of cocoa.  You really need to sift it for both the cake and frosting as it tends to clump up.  I used almond butter that I had made with raw, unsalted almonds.  I used unsweetened almond milk.  So I really didn't change anything!