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Discovered this recipe at 10pm last night after eating a much too healthy dinner and OMG was it delicious. A combination of several recipes I vaguely looked at on the net.

Note
* This is all my estimates of what I did, remembering the next day. So it may not be accurate.
* This is all in Australian standard measurements, I think American is a little different
* This is not vegan. While it could probably be made vegan, that's not how I made it last night.
* 3 medium sized photos are under the cut.

Ingredients:
Cake
* 2 1/2 cups of flour
* 1 cup of sugar
* 3 tablespoons of baking powder
* 2 1/2 cups of mashed sweet potato
* ~ 100g margarine (I think)
* 1 1/2 tablespoons of apple sauce
* 1 egg
* 1/2 milk
* A heap of Mixed spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice)
* 1 vanilla pod

Icing
* 100g cream cheese
* 100g margarine
* 1 passionfruit pulp
* approx. 2 cups of icing sugar mix (I didn't have straight icing sugar).

(there was heaps left over though)


Method:
Cake
1. Wash peel, chop, microwave and then mash, sweet potato.
2. Mix flour, sugar and baking powder in together. Create a well in the dry mix.
3. Add margarine, egg, apple sauce and mashed sweet potato. if you add the sweet potato while still warm, it melts the margarine really well and makes life a lot easier stirring.
4. If mixture is a little stiff add milk to make it flow a little better.
5. Add as much in the way of mixed spice as you feel it deserves, if you're me, that's probably about 2 teaspoons.
6. Slice open vanilla pod, scope out all the black seeds and add to mixture. Stir it all in. If you have an obsessive over costs partner, I recommend getting them to do it... my boy spend at least 15 minutes determined to get all those seeds out. :P
7. Put mixture in a greased round cake tin, and place in the preheated oven which should be about at 180C. It should take about half to three quarters of an hour to cook (I was distracted by making the icing).

Icing
1. Let the cream cheese warm up first! Seriously, this is a pain in the arse step to skip.
2. Mix margarine and cream cheese in together with the passion fruit pulp.
3. Once those two are mixed, add in the icing sugar mix.
4. If you have any leftover vanilla seeds, now would be the time to add them. Stir and enjoy.

Results

Me Icing Sweet Potato Cake
That's me! Icing the cake which you can't see because of a milk cartoon in the way. Not exactly my most flattering picture but hey! Taken by [personal profile] kadeton

Sweet Potato Cake
That's the cake in all its messy icing glory!

Cake cut open
Cake, a quarter of the way through being eaten! That shot was the only one taken by me... I'm not a talented photographer.

Enjoy!
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