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Sweet Potato Cake that Tastes Like Japanese Sweet Potato Cake (Twice-Baked Sweet Potato Confections)!

Sweet Potato Cake that Tastes Like Japanese Sweet Potato Cake (Twice-Baked Sweet Potato Confections)!

This is simply delicious!

Ingredients: Make an 18 cm diameter cake

● Sweet potato, skinned
400 g
● Sugar
30 g
● Egg yolks
2 medium
● Milk (or whipping cream)
50 g
※ Egg whites
2 medium
※ Sugar
70 g
Unsalted butter, melted
50 g

Steps

1. Line the mold with parchment paper.
2. Boil the skinned sweet potatoes, mash while hot, then add the ● sugar and mix.
3. When the mixture cools down, add the ● egg yolk and the ● milk and mix.
4. Combine the ※ egg whites and ※ sugar in a separate bowl and whisk.
5. Add 1/3 of the egg whites from Step 4 to the batter from Step 3, then thoroughly mix. Add the remainder of the egg whites, then fold them into the batter in a cutting motion.
6. Add the melted butter to the batter.
7. Pour the batter into a lined mold, and tap the base several times to release any trapped air. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in an oven preheated to 170°C.

Story Behind this Recipe

These are great for times when you have a huge craving for sweet potatoes! I used the an-nouimo variety of sweet potato from Kagoshima. Since it's a sweet variety, I reduced the sugar to 20 g and 60 g.
The sweetness was just right.