Batata Cake - Torta de Batata


2 pounds Sweet potatoes

2 tablespoons salted butter

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

¼  cup dark, island rum

½ cup milk

4 eggs

Grated rind 1 lime

1 tablespoon lime juice

½ teaspoon each cinnamon and nutmeg, ground

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder


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, 1 by 1. Then add the milk, grated rind and lime juice.

Sift together the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking powder and mix thoroughly into the sweet potatoes.

Pour into a greased 9 X 5 loaf pan. Bake for about 1 hour in a 350°F. Oven or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let cook for a few minutes in the pan then turn onto cake rack to cool.

Makes 1 loaf cake.

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