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Sweet Potato Pudding Cake

January/February 2010

Your rating: None Average: 4 (68 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

13 Reviews for Sweet Potato Pudding Cake

02/17/2015
Anonymous
Loved it

The first time I made this cake I substituted the mashed sweet potato for mashed pumpkin and the cake came out GREAT. It was soo good! I tried it with a cranberry sauce and the combination was so delicious that the second time I made it, I stuck with the pumpkin and instead of raisins I used dried cranberries. Will definitely be making again.

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01/21/2013
Very Tropical!

I made this last night and ate a piece (or two) today.
Usually I wouldn't give 5 star but my husband raved how awesome the cake was and told me to give 5 star.
This didn't taste much like sweet potato and it tasted very fruity.
I added a bit of dried cranberries along with golden raisins.
I used sweetened coconut and omitted brown sugar in the topping.
Yum!

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12/25/2012
Anonymous
Fab Christmas alternative pudding

Easy to make pudding and not a crumb left!

Easy recipe and very adaptable
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10/07/2012
Anonymous

This was a pleasant alternative from painfully sweet gooey desserts. Subtle flavors, not too sweet, with a dense hearty texture. It was great for breakfast, too. It could easily be adapted for those who can't deal with gluten, as well.

Easy to prepare and a good way to use up the home-grown swee potatoes that won't store well.
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11/23/2011
Anonymous
Possible typo

I love trying new recipes, especially those that are "more healthy"... however, I find typos in recipes frustrating... 1 cup 1 cup... is that 2? 1 1/2? or just 1?

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