Showing posts with label sweet potato. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sweet potato. Show all posts

26 Apr 2016


Hello everyone 

I bought sweet potatoes some time back, but no one liked it. Although I know how much healthy and nutritious it is but what to do . Then I tried to bake this cake for my kids using this sweet potato.
My sweet tooth daughter always used to ask why healthy stuffs are not yummy and what we like to eat are always comes under unhealthy category 😕😕. Actually my whole family is sweet tooth and also having great tendency to get fat too easily😭 , so to avoid extra calories in our diet we have to make a reasonable distance with sugary and fatty stuffs😰. 
But this is also like a boon too me, so that I can experiment with healthy stuffs and turn them to interesting healthy cum yummy dishes.
This cake is the best example of taste with health. I used all healthy alternatives to usual ingredients of a cake, which lead to this super yummy healthy sweet treat. Now no need to take just one bite of your sweet crush to satisfy your craving. And the second best thing is , it's best and yummy way to use your rejected sweet potatoes. You can say it a perfect combo for your cup of tea. A happy dessert to health conscious fellows.
Step wise recipe is given below, hope you will enjoy this tasty, yummy and healthy treat. sure give it a try , you will never regret.


Serves: 5-6
Time: 1: 15 hrs


2 cup all purpose flour/ whole wheat flour/ chapatti flour ( I always use chapatti flour for all my baking)
1 tbsp corn flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt

3/4 cup boiled and mashed , sweet potato
3/4 cup thick yogurt/ curd
1/2- 1 cup water/ milk  ( as per need)
3/4 cup sugar ( as per taste, I used less)
1/2 cup oil ( I used little less)
1 tsp vanilla essence 

1 tbsp Complan  , chocolate flavour ( completely optional)
2 tsp cocoa powder
1/3 cup desiccated coconut


First of all grease a bundt or any pan of your choice and dust it with some flour, keep it aside.

Mix well or sieve flour, baking soda, baking powder, corn flour and salt together, keep it aside for later use.

Now add mashed sweet potato, yogurt, sugar, vanilla essence and oil together and beat well till nicely mixed and fluffy. with a fork till they become a lump less puree. Never over beat your wet mixture ,beat  just enough to make light homogeneous mixture, otherwise it will sink after baking.

Add flour mixture in 2-3 batches and fold it , Add required water/milk to make it little thick but smooth batter. 

Now add desiccated coconut and again fold to mix it properly. Now divide the batter in 3:1 ratio. Now add Complan and cocoa powder in smaller part of batter and fold to mix properly. If it feels dry, add little water or milk to maintain its consistency as rest of batter.

Pour half of the white batter in greased bundt pan and tap to escape any air bubble and also to spread batter evenly. Now pour chocolate batter all over the white batter and tap again. Finally spread rest of the half white batter all over the chocolate batter and tap again.

Place the pan in a preheated oven at 190degree C and bake for 45mins to 1 hr. Mine took 1 hr exactly but keep an eye after 45 mins as different ovens take different time for baking. Keep checking by inserting a tooth pick or knife in middle of cake, if it comes out clean then your cake is ready other wise bake for some more time.

***  Time also depends on baking pans, size and shape.

Let it cool for 5 mins then invert on a wire rack.

 Let it cool completely before slicing, to get neat slices.

Your super yummy and healthy cake slices are ready to go with your cup of tea.

You can serve it with ganache, chocolate syrup, caramel or even with chilled custard . Believe me it tastes best with all these combos. Atleast try all the combos once.

Enjoy these guilt free scrumptious sweet treat any time. It's good for kids tiffin and mid meal hunger sprang.

*You can use any dry fruits also of your choice.

*You can increase or decrease the quantity of sugar as per your taste as I kept it mild.

*You can also use any shape of baking pan, but then baking time may change, so be cautious while baking and keep checking in between.

Hope you all will definitely try this guilt free yummy cake and please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....