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Sweet Potato & Coconut Cake

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A refreshing lightly spiced cake that goes well with a cup of tea.

Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 9 servings

500g sweet potato
170g self-raising flour
55g cornflour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
40g coconut oil
45ml olive oil
2 tsp Truvia sweetener (or 65g caster sugar)
20g soft light brown sugar
2 eggs
100g desiccated coconut
75g icing sugar
35g butter


Chop the sweet potato and steam for about 10 minutes or until soft.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 ༠C/ 160 ༠C fan/375 ༠F/5 Gas.

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If the coconut oil is solid, melt it by putting it in the microwave for a few seconds, then mix in the olive oil, light brown sugar, and sweetener/caster sugar.
Puree the sweet potato in a food processor by adding in the oil mixture and eggs.

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Mix the two flours with the spices and desiccated coconut.

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Fold the flour mixture into the sweet potato mixture, and then pour into two square baking trays.

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Bake in the oven for half an hour, and then allow to cool.

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Cream the butter with icing sugar, then spread over one of the cakes.

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Layer the other cake on top, and decorate with any leftover buttercream.

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OMG this sounds scrumptious
It tastes great. It is a rather dense type of cake though, so best had in small quantities as a dessert than a large slice for afternoon tea.
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