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Caramel Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet Freedom
  • Serves: Makes 1 cake
  • Preparation: 10
  • Cooking: 50
  • Ready: 60

This delicious Caramel Sweet Potato Cake is a way to indulge while working towards your 5-A-Day!


  • 180 g plain/all-purpose or gluten free flour⁠
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder⁠
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda⁠
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flax seed + 4 tablespoons water)⁠
  • 200 g mashed sweet potato⁠ (simply roast the sweet potato until soft then scoop out of the skin)⁠
  • 60 ml plant milk⁠
  • 60 ml vegetable oil⁠
  • 120 ml caramel syrup (e.g. Sweet Freedom Caramel Syrup)
  • 250 g vegan cream cheese
  • walnuts, for decoration


Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/gas mark 3.

Grease a loaf tin.⁠

Make the flax eggs: mix ground flax seeds with 4 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for a few minutes until it’s thickened.⁠

In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well combined.⁠

Pour into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 45-50 minutes. The cake is baked when the top springs back when touched, or a toothpick comes out clean.⁠

Once cooled, mix the caramel syrup into the cream cheese and ice the cake.

Top with walnuts and enjoy.

Additonal notes

Recipe courtesy of Sweet Freedom

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