23 July, 2010

Sweet Potato Cake (or muffins!)

This cake recipe is another adaption from an online source (sorry I can't remember where!) The potato gives it an eye-catching orange hue and a sweet flavour that is quite addicting! I have made it as both a cake and as muffins and both are delicious!

3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 cup chopped golden raisins (optional)
2 1/4 cups sifted flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 9"cake pans or one 9x13" pan. (or grease/line a 12 muffin muffin-pan)

Mix together buttermilk, potatoes, and raisins in a medium bowl and refrigerate. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger. In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine. Gradually add white and brown sugars, creaming until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly.
Beating only until smooth after each addition, alternately add dry ingredients in fourths and potato mixture in thirds to creamed mixture. Turn batter into prepared pan(s), and spread evenly.
Bake for about 30 minutes, or until cake tests done. Cool, and remove from pans.

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