sweet potato and chocolate fudge cake – gluten free

sweet potato and chocolate fudge cake - gluten free
a moist light chocolate cake made with healthy sweet potato and topped with fudge icing.
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Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Cake
  1. 250g sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  2. 100g chocolate, I used 70%
  3. 125g salted butter
  4. 150g light brown sugar
  5. 2 medium eggs
  6. 175g gluten free flour ( South Africa - I used the gluten free flour from Woolworths)
  7. 3 teaspoons baking powder
  8. 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
Icing
  1. 200g chocolate - 70%
  2. 35g butter
  3. 2 tablespoons golden syrup
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a saucepan. Boil the sweet potato until tender and then mash until smooth. Stir in the melted chocolate. Set this aside.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar until pale in color, beat in the eggs one at a time. The batter should be nice and light. Add the flour, baking powder and xanthan gum. Mix till smooth. Stir in the sweet potato till well combined.
  3. Tip this into a prepared tin, either a 23cm round cake tin or a 1lt loaf tin.
  4. The loaf tin will take longer to cook then the round tin, but you are looking at a time of about 25-30 minutes.
  5. For the icing: Melt the chocolate, butter and the golden syrup, stirring all the time, set this aside to cool. As it cools it will thicken. When you are happy with the thickness - not too runny and not too thick, spread it on the cake. Decorate the cake as desired.
Adapted from amanda higgins
Adapted from amanda higgins
Amanda In The Kitchen http://www.amandainthekitchen.com/

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