Sweet Potato Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • zest from 1 lime
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Directions:

  • Peel and slice the sweet potatoes and cook with enough water to cover until tender. About 25 minutes.
  • Drain and mash.
  • While still warm mix in the butter, sugar and rum.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the milk, raisins, grated zest and lime juice.
  • Sift together the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking powder and mix well into the sweet potatoes.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased 9×5 loaf pan.
  • Bake for about 1 hour in a preheated 350 degree oven.
  • Let cool for a few minutes in the pan then turn onto cake rack to cool.

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