5 from 1 vote
Golden Yam Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 


Servings: 12 servings
Ingredients
Cake
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small red-skinned yam peeled and shredded (approximately 2 cups)
Icing
  • 1-1/2 cup powdered confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9"x13" inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Use a spoon to stir the dry mixture into the batter just until blended. Fold in the shredded yam. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly for 5 to 10 minutes before icing. 
  5. With your hand mixer, mix together the powdered sugar, butter, and milk until smooth. Spread over the cake while still warm.
  6. Adapted from Allrecipes.com