Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake

This sweet potato chocolate cake is made with pureed sweet potato, và yields a moist và rich chocolate cake! No grains và no dairy needed, no one will believe this cake is made with sweet potato!

Sweet Potato Cake

When it comes khổng lồ sweet potato dessert recipes, I love me some fudgy brownies, muffins, và this sweet potato cake.

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As we are in the midst of all things fall và autumn, it means one key ingredient- Sweet Potato! khổng lồ be quite honest, even if it wasn’t peak season right now, I’d find a way to lớn sneak them in. They are one of the most versatile ingredients in my baked goods.

Sweet potatoes địa chỉ cửa hàng texture, moisture và can often be used khổng lồ help reduce the overall fat content. In fact, the sweet potato was a fabulous substitution for any butter or excessive oil!

I know many of my friends in the Northern Hemisphere have Thanksgiving & Christmas coming up which means one thing- Loads of leftover sweet potato. Never fear- Your leftover sweet potatoes will be transformed into this sweet potato chocolate cake!

Can you taste the sweet potato?

Short answer- No. Not at all. Not even in the slightest.

Again, the sweet potato adds khổng lồ the texture, NOT the flavor.

For those of you skeptical about having a sweet potato hidden in a dessert, I promise you won’t be able lớn tell. Mysweet potato brownies are one of my most-made recipes and NO ONE can tell they are in there!

How vày you make a sweet potato chocolate cake?

The Ingredients

Coconut flour– A low carb & grain không tính phí flour, be sure to sift your coconut flour first to ensure no clumps remain.Cocoa powder– Use either dark cocoa powder or a good chất lượng dutch processed cocoa powder.Sweetener of choice– Any granulated sweetener can be used. To keep it grain free and paleo, use coconut sugar. If you have no dietary restrictions, use white or brown sugar.Baking powder– Gives some rise và fluffiness khổng lồ the cake.Salt– Brings out the natural sweetness of the cake.Sweet potato– Cooked, cooled, và mashed. See my tips below for the best way lớn puree your sweet potato!Eggs– Room temperature eggs are best. See my tips for making this vegan/without eggs.Coconut oil– Gives the cake the moist texture, without needing any butter!Maple syrup– A refined sugar không tính tiền sweetener, it gives extra sweetness and moisture to lớn the cake. You can also use agave nectar.

The Instructions

In a high tốc độ blender or food processor, add all your ingredients, except for the frosting, and blend until thick & smooth. Transfer the cake batter into a 9 or 10-inch cake pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes at 180C/350F, or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow the cake to lớn cool in the pan completely, before removing & frosting.

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How lớn cook the sweet potato

Microwave– Cut your sweet potatoes into chunks and place them in a microwave safe bowl. Pour 2-3 inches of water & microwave for 6-7 minutes, or until soft & tender.Oven– Cover sweet potatoes in tin foil and bake for 40-50 minutes, until soft and tender.Stovetop– Fill a saucepan with water và heat on medium until it begins to lớn boil. Once boiling, add your sweet potatoes và reduce the heat khổng lồ low. Let potatoes simmer for 30-35 minutes, or until soft và tender.

Once the sweet potato is cooked, allow it khổng lồ cool completely, before blending or pureeing until smooth. I use either a stick blender or food processor to lớn puree it.

Can I make this cake without eggs?

For a vegan sweet potato chocolate cake, replace the eggs with formulated egg substitutes, lượt thích Bob’s egg replacer.

I haven’t tried this with flax eggs or chia eggs.

Can I make this a keto or lower carb cake?

Yes, if you’d like to make this keto friendly, make the following substitutions-

Maple Syrup– Use keto maple syrup.Granulated sweetener– Use either monk fruit sweetener or erythritol.

Tips to lớn make the best sweet potato cake

Do not overbake the cake. Once the toothpick comes out of the cake center clean, it is perfect khổng lồ remove it. Even if it seems to lớn be a little fragile, the cake continues khổng lồ cook as it is cooling down.If you don’t mash your own sweet potato, you can use canned sweet potato puree. Ensure that it is of unsweetened variety.The ingredients are enough for 1 single layer cake. If you’d like a two layer or three layer cake, simply double or triple the ingredients, respectively.

Storing & Freezing Cake

To store: Store cake in the refrigerator, in a sealed container. I recommend eating the cake within 2 weeks. Any longer và the cake will become even moister.To freeze: Place slices of cake in a freezer friendly container and store in the freezer for up lớn 6 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.