Sweet Potato Layer Cake
Sweet Potato Layer Cake takes about 1 hour from beginning to end. This recipe serves 12. One serving contains 575 calories, 10g of protein, and 37g of fat. If you have baking powder, ground nutmeg, vanillan extract, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It works well as a rather cheap dessert. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Sweet Potato Layer Cake with Molasses Buttercream, Sweet-Potato Layer Cake with Orange-Cream Cheese Frosting, and Sweet and Salty Layer Cake.
In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar.
Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the sweet potato, water and vanilla.
In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; fold into the sweet potato mixture.
Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; add to potato mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans.
Pour into three greased and lightly floured 9-in. round baking pans.
Bake at 350° for 22-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks.
For frosting, in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, whisk the sugar, milk and eggs yolks until smooth.
Add butter; cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and coats the back of a metal spoon, about 10-12 minutes.
Remove from the heat; stir in the coconut, pecans and vanilla.
Transfer to a small bowl; cool for 10 minutes.
Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with a third of the frosting. Repeat layers.
Recommended wine: Cream Sherry, Port, Moscato Dasti
Cake on the menu? Try pairing with Cream Sherry, Port, and Moscato d'Asti. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port. The NV Solera Cream Sherry with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 17 dollars per bottle.
NV Solera Cream SherryThe Solera Cream Sherry has a brilliant amber and deep copper hue. With butterscotch and pecan aromas, the sweet salted nut and brown spice aromas carry a complex caramel accent. A sweet entry leads to a rounded, lush, moderately full-bodied palate with a lengthy, flavorful finish.