Sweet Potato (instead of Carrot) Cake

Sweet Potato (instead of Carrot) Cake

Glutenfree sweet potato cake

Do you know the joke when the little bunny goes into the patisserie and always asks if there is a carrot cake? The end is the same here: there isn’t. Because we are allergic to carrots. However, Easter is coming, so I asked around for advice, then searched for the Carrot cake recipe I haven’t used for 5 years. Now, let’s get rid of gluten and lactose! Be as it may, let’s try it!

My husband has a sweet tooth, according to him everything that is sweet can only be good. My son isn’t that accepting anymore, but when he got his first bite and I heard, “Hmmmm …” that was a really good sign. 🙂

The cake was delicious. And the cream! I didn’t remember how heavenly it was. I think the rich taste and the texture will nicely fit in other cakes as well.

Preparation time: 90 min

Ingredients

250 grams of gluten-free cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
0.5 teaspoon ground ginger powder
0.25 teaspoon nutmeg
0.5 teaspoons of salt
180 ml rapeseed oil
4 eggs
300 grams of brown sugar
100 grams of white sugar
125 grams of apple sauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
300 grams of grated sweet potatoes

For the cheese-cream frosting

220 grams of lactose-free cream cheese
115 grams of butter
240 grams of powdered sugar
1 pack of vanilla sugar

Preparation

1. I peeled the sweet potatoes, grated them the same way I grated the carrots long ago. I mixed the dry ingredients of the dough.

Gluten-free sweet potato cake - preparation - peel
Gluten-free sweet potato cake - preparation - grind

2. I whipped the eggs until they became hard and mixed them with the remaining ingredients into a smooth texture and then added the flour mixture as well. I put it in a baking sheet which I lined with baking paper, then I baked it at 180 C (~350 F) for approx. 1 hour. Next time I’m going to take the dough in two and bake them in a baking sheet for pies separately, I think it will be better. The baking time somewhat depends on the oven the needle test shows whether it’s done.

Gluten-free sweet potato cake - preparation - dough
Gluten-free sweet potato cake - preparation - dough
Gluten-free sweet potato cake - preparation - dough

3. While the dough was baking, I prepared the cream. I mixed the butter – which I kept at room temperature beforehand – with the cheese cream until it became smooth. Later I added the sugar and vanilla sugar. I put it in the fridge until use.

Gluten-free sweet potato cake - preparation - cream
Gluten-free sweet potato cake - preparation - cream

4. Once baked but still hot, I cut the dough in half with the help of a thread, to cool it down faster. I put half of the cream on the lower half as a filling, then placed the other half on top.

Gluten-free sweet potato cake - preparation - filling
Gluten-free sweet potato cake - preparation - filling
Gluten-free sweet potato cake - preparation - filling

5. Unfortunately, it’s hard to get gluten-free decorations here. I used to make them from marzipan, but we became allergic to almonds (among other things). So I can only use these little wafer flowers that don’t look great on white cream. My apologies. But if not me, believe my family, that it is absolutely delicious and deserves its place on the Easter
table!

Gluten-free sweet potato cake - preparation - decoration
Gluten-free sweet potato cake  - enjoy


6. I baked the cake for my children again for Easter. I split the dough in two and baked them in two baking sheets for pies for over 40 minutes. The texture of the dough was great, I could shape it easily. The cream was the same because it tasted phenomenal. All the decoration was gluten free, the bunnies were made of fondant and food coloring, the gluten free chocolates were bought in a store.

Enjoy!