Vegan Sweet Potato Spice Cake

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Thomasa Moore

By
@TheMoke

The original Sweet Potato Spice cake recipe belongs to Emeril Lagasse: With just a few minor tweaks I was successful in remaking his recipe into this frequently requested vegan cake recipe.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
10 to 12 servings
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb
    (or 2 sticks) earth balance margarine, plus 1 tsp.
  • 1 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1 c
    turbinado sugar
  • 2 c
    mashed cooked sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs. raw sweet potatoes)
  • 6 tsp
    ener-g egg replacer
  • 8 Tbsp
    warm water
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • 1/4 tsp
    grated or ground nutmeg
  • 1 c
    chopped toasted walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    orange juice
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • ORANGE GLAZE INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice (or slightly more as needed)
  • 1 tsp
    grated orange zest (optional)

How to Make Vegan Sweet Potato Spice Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
    Butter a 12 cup bundt pan with 1 teaspoon margarine and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the 6 teaspoons of Ener-G egg replacer with the 8 tablespoons warm water, stir to combine ingredients and set aside.
  3. Into a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl using an electric mixer; cream the margarine, brown sugar and sugar. Add the sweet potatoes and beat until light and fluffy. Stir together the Ener-G and warm water then add to ingredients in mixing bowl, mixing well.
  5. Add flour and 1/2 cup orange juice to batter: 1 cup flour then 1/4 cup orange juice, beginning and ending with the flour. Stir in vanilla (and nuts if using). Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake approximately 1 hr and 10 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
  6. While the cake is resting in the pan; in a medium bowl combine the confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons orange juice and orange zest. Stir well to combine and make a tight glaze, adding more orange juice 1/2 teaspoon at a time to achieve a pourable consistency.
  7. Turn out cake onto a plate. While cake is still warm, drizzle orange-sugar glaze to evenly coat the cake. Cool completely before serving.

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About Vegan Sweet Potato Spice Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegan Dairy Free



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