Thursday, 13 September 2012

Kumera Cake

I must admit I am the first person to say that I don't like vegetables in cake.  I don't like carrot cake, or zucchini cake.  But I do eat pumpkin pie so I thought kumera is pretty close to pumpkin maybe this will be nice, very moist anyway!  For those of you who have not spent time in NZ kumera is a sweet potato.

1 3/4 cups plain four
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bi carb soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 3/4 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup sultanas
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
500g kumera peeled and grated
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp grated orange zest
1 tbsp orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees.  Grease and line a 20cm round cake pan
  • Combine flour, baking powder, bi carb, cinnamon, sugar, sultanas, walnuts and kumera in a  bowl
  • Whisk together the eggs, oil, zest and juice.
  • Pour into the dry mixture and mix until well combined
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 45 mins, then turn the oven down to 160 degrees and cook for a further 30 mins or until cooked when a tested comes out clean
  • Can be served with a cream cheese frosting

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