Sweet potato cake recipe

Simple and tasty desserts from the Antilles


(8 to 10 people)

  • 1kg (4 to 5) orange sweet potato
  • 100g to 400g of sugar (adjust according to your taste)
  • 125g salt-free butter
  • 10 g vanilla sugar
  • 5 eggs (set aside one of the egg yolks in a separate bowl)
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 5 cl of old rum
  • 50g to 200g of flour
  • 1 to 2 drops of orange blossom

A supplement of flavors

  • 1 tablespoon of orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes.
  2. Bring the orange blossom to the boil in the water.
  3. Puree using a blender or potato stack.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  5. Add the butter while the mashed sweet potato is lukewarm.
  6. Introduce the sifted flour.
  7. In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar (obtain a foam). Don’t forget to reserve an egg yolk
  8. Gently add the mixture to the mashed sweet potato
  9. Add the spices, sugars and rum and mix everything together.
  10. Pour the preparation into a bowl to butter beforehand.
  11. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes.
  12. Take the egg yolk, add orange juice and vanilla extract, apply to the cake after 30 minutes of cooking.
  13. Finish cooking in the oven for another 20 to 30 minutes.
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