However, if you are planning to make this toasted walnut frosting then please be warned. But not anymore! Unless you have access to blanched walnuts or the patience to rub the skins off of the walnuts yourself, you’ll notice that weird things happen once the walnut is added. Stir until no large pockets of dry ingredients remain; small lumps are okay. If you give it a try, let me know in the comments or tag your creations on Instagram with #yupitsvegan and @yupitsvegan. Stir in the sweet potato, soy milk, vanilla, and sugar. Yes guys, it's my first blogiversary! Roast in the oven for 30 minutes, then leave to cool. Your email address will not be published. You can then gently go around the edges with a sharp knife and then, one by one, carefully invert the pan, tapping on the bottom to release the cooked cake. Rhian's Recipes©. For best results, measure by weight. I added to that effect by using the magical aquafaba instead of the more “traditional” flaxseed gloop, and the cake is better for it. Refrigerate the frosting in an airtight container to cool it until ready to frost the cake. And do you think it would work as cupcakes? Depending on your type of blender, this may take several minutes, and stopping to scrape down the sides. You can use it in place of the almond meal, but not the the flour sorry! I can’t stand when I read a delicious sounding cake recipe online and then the recipe doesn’t include any clear photographs of what the interior of the cake looks like. Gently fold in the grated sweet potato and stir just until incorporated. What can I use as an alternative? Tip: Leave the cake to cool down on a cooling rack before putting it away to store, to make sure it doesn’t get soggy! Just like with my vegan flourless chocolate cake, I went through a long photo session being extremely picky with the lighting to make sure you could see what this cake is really like. For the batter, in a large bowl whisk together pastry flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Lightly spray two cake pans with oil. This vegan sweet potato cake is moist and cinnamon-spiced like carrot cake is, but just different enough to be new. Line the bottom with parchment paper. I already have some leftover sweet potato puree. Pet peeve! Transfer the sweet potato into a large mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher or a fork. Your email address will not be published. Seeing that my mushroom stuffed potato cakes are one of the most popular recipes on my blog, I thought I’d create another potato cake recipe only this time using sweet potatoes. Please give it a rating, leave a comment, or tag a photo @rhiansrecipes #rhiansrecipes on Instagram! Good luck to me and thank you to you. My Chocolate Banana Bread recipe has been super popular, but I’ve had a lot of people asking me how to replace the bananas…so I decided to make a similar recipe using sweet potatoes instead of bananas. For this recipe, use the liquid from a (preferably BPA-free) can of chickpeas or white beans. Add the yogurt, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt, and blend the mixture until completely smooth. (or virgin if you don't mind the coconut flavor), « Buffalo Tofu Sliders + How to Make Crispy, Chewy Tofu. In this cake, they just get peeled and grated raw and mixed into the rest of the batter, carrot cake style. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full recipe. If this applies to you, just omit it and add another 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, plus a splash of non-dairy milk as needed to blend. This design brought to you by Cake Decorating 101. I’m really not sure about the cupcakes. If using homemade cooked beans, be sure to use the cooking liquid, NOT the soaking liquid, and if needed, reduce it on the stove until the consistency is slightly viscous. Can I use almond flour for the almond meal and the flour? Divide the batter evenly into the two prepared cake pans and gently smooth out the top. Take about half of the frosting and spread it out evenly over the top of the cake. I have never thought to do that. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Ground walnuts or ground sunflower seeds!! Let cool completely before frosting. Sweet Potato Cake with Toasted Walnut Frosting. As best you can, blend the nuts into crumbs. But definitely let me know if you try it! In a large mug, whisk together the egg substitute and water with a fork and set aside for 5 minutes to thicken. I now use my instant pot to cook up a batch of sweet potatoes weekly, for this and other recipes. Thank you. And then the rest is history! I slathered the whole thing with a tangy toasted walnut version that will make you forget cream cheese ever existed; it’s just lightly sweet and the nutty flavors play perfectly with the sweet potato. The cake doesn’t rise a whole lot so the cupcakes might be a little sad. Serve cold. Add sweet potato purée, water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla and whisk well to form a smooth batter. If for some reason this isn't the case, use a very sharp knife to slice off and excess domed areas. It’s hard to tell in the pictures because of the bright lighting and because the frosting was freshly made when I took these, but it’s purple alright, and the color intensifies as time goes on. Bake for about 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Arrange the sweet potato cubes on a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper. If you click through and purchase any of the products, a small percentage will come to me, with no extra cost to you! It does taste best when fresh, but keeps covered in the fridge for up to a few days. A delicious side to any meal, these vegan sweet potato cakes are yummy and really easy to make.. Add the orange juice, vanilla, and sugar, and stir until well-combined. This is a delicious, super easy cake that can easily be modified! No grains and no dairy needed, no one will believe this cake is made with sweet … This humble vegetable is so tasty as it is, but when mashing it with other vegetables … If you measure by spoon-and-level method, the flour is approximately 2 and 1/2 cups. Adjust lemon, salt, and maple syrup to taste if needed. In a separate bowl, whisk together the aquafaba, applesauce, and soy milk. Hi Goda, Sorry it took me until now to reply – my cake pans are 9 1/2 inches. Filed Under: Desserts Tagged With: baking, nuts and seeds. 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