This Gluten-Free Cake is Made from Shredded Sweet Potatoes

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 2, 2015
References: food52 & food52
The 'Food52' blog published a recipe for a spiced sweet potato cake that serves as a healthy dessert option. While most people are familiar with carrot cake, sweet potatoes can also be used to produce a delicious dessert. This recipe combines shredded sweet potatoes and seasonal spices to create a festive fall dish.

The recipe is similar to that of a carrot cake in that the subtle vegetable taste is balanced by the use of sweet ingredients. The cake batter is made from a combination of shredded sweet potatoes, oat flour and white rice flour. The combination of two different flours ensures that the gluten-free batter is just as rich and moist as that of a conventional cake. The batter is then infused with chopped walnuts and warm spices to complement the sweet taste of the yams. Once baked, the cake is coated in a sweet cream cheese frosting.

The spiced sweet potato cake offers a tasty and healthy alternative to other seasonal desserts.