Sweet Potato Cake from Dominica | Posted: 15 September 2016

From Dominica, the beautiful ‘hidden treasure’ of the Caribbean, comes this delicious sweet potato cake recipe. Traditionally served with rum-whipped coconut cream, this easy-to-make cake delivers an insight into the fragrant flavours of Dominica.

Self guided walking holidays on Dominica

This recipe has been created by Leeds-based chef Dean Cuffey, who runs the Caribbean Café. Dean's father was born in Dominica and so it was easy for him to conjure up an authentic recipe that will really get your taste buds going.

Dean also runs cookery classes and takes part in various freelance foodie and catering events throughout the UK, offering people the chance to try his authentic Caribbean cuisine. So, if you happen to find yourself in Leeds and want to try some of the tasty dishes served up by Dean and his team, then have a look at their Facebook page for all the latest news and events.

2 eggs
1½ cup demerara sugar
900g sweet potatoes
250ml milk
2 tsp grated ginger
½ cup finely chopped coconut or coconut flakes
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
to serve: coconut ice cream and raisins

1. Preheat oven to 350o F or Gas Mark 4.
2. Grease a 9-inch baking tray with a little oil.
3. Peel the sweet potato and grate finely.
4. Add all of the ingredients to the grated sweet potatoes.
5. Whisk until it’s all mixed together with a hand-held whisk.
6. Pour the mixture into the baking tray.
7. Leave in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
8. Test if ready with a knife (if it comes out clean it is ready).
9. Remove from the oven and leave to cool before removing from the tray.
10. Serve with coconut ice cream and raisins – and enjoy!

Further Information

Rebuilding Dominica

Given the devastation wrought on Dominica by Hurricane Maria in September 2017, we are unable to offer walking holidays on the island for the foreseeable future. We have contributed to the disaster relief fund and our thoughts remain with the islanders as they recover from the disaster.

More about the relief and rebuilding work on Dominica >

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