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Sweet Potato Pudding Cake

January/February 2010

Your rating: None Average: 4.1 (63 votes)

This cake was inspired by the one of the most popular Jamaican desserts, sweet potato pudding. Traditionally, raw shredded sweet potatoes are used, but we found that sweet potatoes sold in the U.S. don’t provide the same texture as those in Jamaica. Instead, we mix mashed sweet potato with eggs and flour to get a slightly different, but equally delicious, cheesecake-like result.



READER'S COMMENT:
"just ok...it was a lot more dense than I expected, though it did look like the photo. Everyone at dinner didn't like it, so it wasn't just me. "
Sweet Potato Pudding Cake

12 Reviews for Sweet Potato Pudding Cake

12/25/2010
Amazing

This cake was beyond amazing. I did alter the recipe. I used a boxed spice cake mix, since I had one sitting in the cupboard. And I used a drained 2lb can of sweet potatoes because I misread the recipe, and I used spice rum. Gotta say this cake was great!!! I am glad I used the extra potato because your could really taste it. Next time I will use more raisins, and rum. I may experiment with adding pineapple maybe in the middle. Oh I did chop some pecans and use those in the topping (misread the recipe again.)
Thsi cake was really dense, it had the exact same texture as cheese cake. And the topping was yum.
This may replace my sweet potato pie at Christmas.

Flavorful, unique
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11/26/2010
Anonymous

just ok...it was a lot more dense than I expected, though it did look like the photo.
Everyone at dinner didn't like it, so it wasn't just me.

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10/17/2010
Anonymous

I made this as written and it's WONDERFUL! I'm looking forward to serving this on Thanksgiving.

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02/18/2010
Anonymous

Wonderful change from traditional sweet potato pie and not cloyingly sweet either! But next time I make it, I'll increase the amount of nutmeg and add some ground ginger as well to perk up the flavor a bit more.

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02/07/2010
Anonymous

Wow! I took this cake to a dinner recently and it was a huge hit.
Great texture, not too sweet. A great mid-winter treat that is
also easy to prepare.

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