This chocolate orange bundt cake with sweet potato truly is delicious and light. Made with a relatively small quantity of refined sugar, the sweet potato adds a little extra sweetness as well as bringing vitamins and minerals to the baked treat. It really has to be tried to be believed.
Chocolate and orange is a classic flavour combination that we all know and love. But sweet potato in a cake? Surely not? Well believe me, it really does work. Rather than being heavy and stodgy as you may imagine a bake with potato to be, this cake is seriously light and packed full of delicious chocolate orange flavour.
I was first introduced to cakes made with potatoes a few short weeks ago when the lovely Sarah over at Tales From The Kitchen Shed shared her recipe for Chocolate Potato Muffins. They truly looked and sounded amazing. Like all of her recipes, her step-by-step instructions made it clear that the muffins were a doddle to make. That week, before visiting my parents, I made a small batch in the form of mini bundts cakes. My parents, like Sarah's tasters, certainly couldn't tell that the mixture included mashed potatoes. As Sarah explains the inclusion of mashed potato in bakes is nothing new, it was widely used during the second world war when traditional baking ingredients were heavily rationed. She goes onto say that the potato rich batter results in a beautiful bake, which I couldn't agree more with, that stays moist for two or three days when stored in an airtight container.