Sweet Potato Cakes in the Microwave

Sweet Potato Cakes in the Microwave

This is a mildly flavored steamed bread-style sweet potato cake.
They're easy to make, and you only need a ziplock bag.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Sweet potato
1 small
★Cake flour
3 tablespoons
2 teaspoons
★Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
a small amount (optional)


1. Add water into a container with a tight fitting lid (that's also microwave-safe). Add the finely chopped sweet potatoes.
2. Drain the water, then add fresh water (just enough to soak the sweet potatoes). Cover the container lightly and microwave for 4 minutes at 500 W.
3. Mix all ★ ingredients with a whisk.
4. When the potato is done, drain the water (take care not to burn yourself!). Add the mixture from Step 3 and mix lightly.
5. Lightly cover with a lid (as if you're only putting it on top! Do NOT cover tightly). Microwave for 2 minutes at 500 W. Steam for another minute to finish.
6. Use a chopstick and peel when you're taking it out from the container.
7. Here's how thick and fluffy it becomes if you use a smaller container and double the measurements. Microwave for 4.5 minutes at Step 2, and 3 minutes at Step 4.
8. Another update: If you make it with this container that's available at a 100 yen store.

Story Behind this Recipe

At first, I microwaved sweet potatoes as is, and they were too tough. So, I tried it again with water!
The result was a delicious cake with fluffy sweet potatoes.
It's a good snack for my 1 year old son who's allergic to dairy, and now it's our autumn special dessert.
Also check out "Banana Steamed Bread" (Recipe ID: 2044585).