Sweet potato cake: 2 sweet recipes and 1 salty

The sweet potato cake It is one of those wonderful desserts that can be made both sweet and salty. In fact, if there is a tremendously valued tuber in the kitchen, and on the part of many people (especially the youngest ones in the house), for its sweet taste and soft texture, that is without a doubt the sweet potato.

Its sweet taste makes it an ideal ingredient in countless desserts, while also being an ideal option in salty dishes, especially when served in the form of puree or even sliced.

When it comes to dishes with rather salty sweet potato, a delicious option - and also crispy - is to opt for the fried sweet potato, which can in fact be prepared not only in the pan but also in the oven (becoming in this case a much healthier way of cooking). And if you prefer a sweet option a rather traditional recipe is the classic and popular sweet potato donuts.

In any case, the truth is that the sweet potato stands out for being a very versatile food in the kitchen, so that as we said before, combines perfectly with both sweet and savory dishes. On this occasion we propose you some wonderful recipes from sweet potato cake. Do you dare to prepare them with us? They are as delicious as they are exquisite.

Sweet potato and cinnamon cake

The sweet potato and cinnamon cake is a traditional recipe of a lifetime, which in fact combines two classic ingredients by nature: sweet potatoes on one side, and cinnamon on the other. In fact, cinnamon gives this sweet a really wonderful aromatic flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg. of sweet potatoes
  • 1 glass of flour
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 2 sugar glasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon + ground cinnamon to sprinkle
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Preparation of sweet potato and cinnamon cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180º C.
  2. First cut the sweet potatoes with the help of a knife, cutting them into slices. Put water in a saucepan and cook the sweet potatoes in the hot water until they are rather soft. Take them out of the water and let them rest. When they are cold remove the skin.
  3. Now it's time to crush them. Put the peeled sweet potatoes, the flour, the milk and the sugar in the food processor. Grind everything well, until all the ingredients are well integrated, including the teaspoon of cinnamon. If you do not have a kitchen robot you can crush or scale them with the help of a fork, and then mix all the ingredients little by little.
  4. Grease a round mold with the butter, and then pour the mixture of the sweet potato purée.
  5. Bake at 180º C for about an hour. However, depending on your oven, it may be ready sooner. To check it, you only have to puncture it, until the fork or wooden stick comes out clean.
  6. Once cooked remove from the oven and let it cool. Then reserve in the fridge, and when it is cold, carefully remove it.
  7. To finish, sprinkle ground cinnamon taste above. Ready! Let's enjoy it.

Also if you want you can choose to prepare a broken dough and incorporate it into the round mold with care, as we propose in the photograph.

Sweet potato cake with anise

Along with the sweet potato and cinnamon cake, we can also find another traditional recipe whose taste and aroma reminds us precisely that: the kitchen of our mothers and our grandmothers when we were little. Is the sweet potato pie and anise, an equally aromatic and tremendously delicious option.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg. of sweet potatoes
  • 1 glass of flour
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 2 sugar glasses
  • 50 gr. of anise
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Preparation of sweet potato cake with anise:

  1. First we will preheat the oven to 180º C.
  2. Now the sweet potatoes in slices, put water in a saucepan and cook the sweet potatoes in hot water until they are tender. Remove from the water and leave them at rest, so that when they are cold remove the skin.
  3. Now is the best time to crush them. To do this, put all the ingredients in the food processor (except the butter) and grind everything well, until all the ingredients are well integrated. As we mentioned before, if you do not have a kitchen robot you can crush or scale them with the help of a fork, and then mix all the ingredients little by little.
  4. Grease a round mold with the butter, and then pour the sweet potato mixture.
  5. Bake at 180º C for about an hour. However, depending on your oven, it may be ready sooner. To check it, you only have to puncture it, until the fork or wooden stick comes out clean.
  6. Once cooked remove from the oven and let it cool. Then reserve in the fridge, and when it is cold, carefully remove it.
  7. Ready! Let's enjoy it.

Salted sweet potato cake

For those who like sweet potatoes because of their taste and texture, but do not tend to be so sweet, there are also different options to enjoy a sweet potato pie. We propose in this case the following delicious recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 250 gr. of sweet potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 ml. of cream for cooking
  • Cheese to gratinate
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • Butter (for the mold)

Preparation of salted sweet potato cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190º C. Cut the sweet potatoes into slices, put water in a saucepan and cook the sweet potatoes in hot water until they are tender. Then remove the water and leave them at rest, so that when they are cold you can better remove the skin.
  2. Put the peeled sweet potatoes in a large bowl and knead them with the help of a fork. Now add the eggs, the cream, the ground black pepper to taste and the salt. Mix everything well until all the ingredients are integrated perfectly.
  3. Line a mold with vegetable parchment paper and grease the paper a bit with butter so that the cake comes out better when unmolding it. Pour the mixture of sweet potato and kitchen at 190ºC for about 20 minutes, or until you see that it has set.
  4. Then remove from the oven and immediately pour over cheese to gratin. Let it cool. To finish, once cold, unmold it.
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