Kioni’s Sweet Potato Cake


1 lb Sweet Potato’s
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 c. turbinado sugar
1 Tbs. of vanilla
1 Tbs. of nutmeg
1 tsp. of allspice
1 tsp. of cinnamon
2 eggs
1 cup of unbleached white flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup low-fat milk or half & half


  1. Wash and bake sweet potato(s) with skin on in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until soft.
  2. Cool for about 15 minutes, thenpeel and discard the skin.
  3. Mash the remainder and add butter, so that it melts.
  4. Then add the remaining ingredients in the order given above.
  5. Mix everything until there are no lumps.
  6. Taste it to make sure it’s similar to a sweet potato/pumpkin pie mixture.
  7. Spray a bundt pan with a non-stick spray and add the batter.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35-45 minutes, or until the top is brown and upon poking it with a tooth- pick, it comes out semi-dry.
  9. Let it settle for about 10 minutes and turn onto a plate bottom down. Sprinkle with a little powder sugar for a garnish if desired.


Note:  The consistency of this cake is not porous, but is quite dense, if I may. It is very moist and does not remind you of cake at all.