Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Chocolate Sweet Potatoes Marble Bundt Cake


The sumptuous chocolate cake with the hidden nutritional benefit of sweet potatoes was a fitting treat to celebrate our little one's second birthday.In just one year ,the apple of my eye has grown from being a crawling baby to a jumping ever so naughty toddler.Though just beginning in his vocal skills , babbling pretty much ,except for few simple words,my most loved one being thaan chu(for thank you);he has excelled in delighting himself with his explorations around the house,kitchen in particular is his favorite territory.Very often he sneaks in to the kitchen looking for reachable sweet munchies or grab some of his favorite pot and pans for a kitchen Orchestra.
As one would expect from a Health Nut Mom,I'm concerned about his big sweet tooth and prefer giving naturally sweet foods like fruits and dry fruits ,and almost never buy candies or chocolate treats.Thankfully besides chocolate the little guy absolutely loves fruits.
However I do allow occasional homemade goodies made with chocolate.And What's birthday without chocolate?Nothing quite says Happy birthday like Chocolate.The nutritional sweet potatoes add a silky moist texture to the cake and its mild flavors let this cake be predominately chocolate flavored.
This is a lofty cake rightly suited for feeding a crowd.But one can even make the same cake in a regular baking pan or a loaf pan,adjust the quantities proportionately.

Ingredients
For Chocolate layer
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Organic eggs
2 tablespoon Fat free Sour cream
1/2 cup brown sugar or use a natural sweetener like agave
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips.
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoon(1/2 cup)Organic butter,melted and cooled,divided
1/2 cup reduced fat Organic milk

For Sweet Potato layer
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
1 1\2 cup Sweet potato puree(1 whole medium size sweet potato),see how to cook sweet potatoes.
2 tablespoon Fat free Sour cream
2 Organic eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar or use a natural sweetener like agave
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoon(1/2 cup)Organic butter,melted and cooled
1/2 cup reduced fat Organic milk


Method
Preheat oven to 350F.Prepare the Bundt pan,first butter then dust with all purpose flour,tap out any excess flour.

Prepare the Chocolate ganache for the Chocolate layer
Melt 2 tablespoon of butter and the semisweet chocolate chips in a bowl(glass or steel) placed over saucepan with gently simmering water(double broiler).Stir occasionally until the mixture is smooth.Set the bowl aside.

Prepare chocolate Layer
Sift all the dry ingredients(flours and powders) in large mixing bowl.
In another mixing bowl whisk together melted butter and sugar ,Crack the eggs and whisk then add the prepared chocolate ganache, stir in milk ,sour cream and combine until mixture comes together. Now add the dry mixture slowly in to the wet mixture while stirring it.

Prepare the Sweet Potato Layer
Repeat the same.Sift all the dry ingredients(flours and powders) in large mixing bowl.In another mixing bowl whisk together melted butter and sugar ,Crack the eggs and whisk then add the sweet potato, stir in milk ,sour cream and combine until mixture comes together. Now add the dry mixture slowly in to the wet mixture while stirring it.

Bake
For marble pattern,add spoonful of sweet potato and chocolate mixture alternately. Then make a swirl pattern using a table knife through the batter to marble them.

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.Cool on rack for 30 minutes before trying to unmold it.Cool,slice and serve.Prepare extra chocolate ganache and drizzle on the cake,if desired.

42 comments:

Superchef said...

looks soo very yummy!!!

Jennifer said...

OH MY!! I must make this!!!!!!

Sathya Sankar said...

looks very rich n delicious !

Lavanya said...

looks yummy..i will give a try !!

Varsha Vipins said...

Where are you gal??No news!
The cake looks scrummy..my..the pics r so tempting..:)

ayesha said...

thaan chu for the recipe,the cake looks scrumptious.Happy birthday to the little one.

Poornima Nair said...

Sounds healthy and delicious, the layers look beautiful.

Indhu said...

so much of chocolate... must have tasted awesome :)
Happy Birthday to the little one :)

Jen said...

Toddlers are a bundle of energy,my best wishes for your boy.Yummy cake,I've made marble cakes before ,should try with sweet potatoes

Ashwini said...

Awesome cake..Unique combination and very tempting..

Vibaas said...

that looks awesome! :)

Have something for u -> http://vibaas-world.blogspot.com/2009/03/potato-sandwich-and-awards.html

veggie belly said...

chocolate? sweet potatoe?? this is very creative! love the marble effect!

Sanghi said...

Mmm.. My favourite potato in a cake with my god yummy choco? amazing..! Thanks for the recipe yasmeen!:)

Sanghi said...

Also.. Belated Wishes for your cute Kid.!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

that's a unique combo.. lovely cake yasmeen. looks wonderful!!

Ann said...

Looks yummy yasmeen..I have a brand new Bundtcake tin with me..lemme try this one..the only problem is that sweet potatoes..i dont have..

JASMINA said...

Oh...so you have a sweet baby :).I didn't know that.It's so nice you prepared such a delicious and healty cake for him.Happy Birthday to your baby :o)!

Bharti said...

Happy Birthday to the big boy! I love this age between one and two. They are just so huggable, sweet and I love their babbling words! Enjoy your time :-)
The sweet potato cake is so fitting for a health mom! So nutritious and yummy at the same time.

Selba said...

Delicious! Happy b'day to your baby :)

Zee said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your lil angel! May Allah's blessings be with him all the time:)
Your Marble Bundt Cake looks so very gorgeously delicious..I am all drooly eyed and yearning for a piece...gr8 clicks too!

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,innovative recipe.True health nut you are Y.Love the post and you r right in not buying candies.
Again the cake is too delicious,and very professional.

Curry Leaf said...

I also agree with Ayesha, -thaan chu for the recipe and sharing news about your baby.

Sharmila said...

B'day wishes to your kiddo Yasmeen! And this cake is awesome ... from sweet potatoes! Must try. :-)

notyet100 said...

do convey my wishes to ur cute one,..:-) cake looks yum,....:)

Priya said...

My Hearty Birthday wishes to the little one..Cake looks too gorgeous..chocolate n sweet potato combo works wonder it seems..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Bealted B'day wishes to cute and naughty boy...Cakes looks delish....

Sia said...

b'day wishes to ur little darling:) and what a gorgeous cake to celebrate!

Asha said...

Happy birthday to your toddler. Lot of kids have been this month, it seems! :)

Love the Bundt cake, my fave cake pan, cake always looks gorgeous. Enjoy!

Happy cook said...

Wow it looks beautiful and delicious.

sowmya said...

looks so delicious..i want to try this one..

Cham said...

Happy Birthday to him :) The cake is so scruptious Yasmeen!

Smitha said...

With mommy's super bakes , he sure will have a super birthday:)

SriLekha said...

looks so good n tempting!
hope to share the cake with u!

sangeeta said...

belated birthday wishes for the little one.....the cake looks yummmm.....

mona said...

Belated b'day wishes to the lil one!!
Hmm yasmeen, adding sweet potato is a wonderful idea. I would definitely like to try it out. You know what, I always thank god that I found you, I like your health nut ideas :-)
Jazakallah khair for sharing.

AnuSriram said...

Cake looks gorgeous! My best wishes for the little one.. Hope he enjoyed!

Vicky Xavier. said...

cake looks so delicious dear.

Malar Gandhi said...

Advance Birthday wishes to lil toddler!:) Cake looks delicious, as usual inviting picture...

vidhas said...

My Belated Happybirthday wishes to your lil one. Yes, toddlers have lots of energy, my son has just 3 years and 7 months , he make me run behind him.
Cake looks yummy, very innovative, looks delicious. Awesome click asusual.

ttfn300 said...

ooh, this looks yummy! i've done a choc pumpkin bundt cake that was delicious, very similar i'm sure :)

Ivy said...

Happy belated Birthday wishes for your son. The cake looks stunning and must taste great as well.

Aparna said...

That's amost unusual chocolate cake, Yasmeen. Never thought of sweet potato and chocolate asa pairing.
Your son must have had an enjoyable b'day, I'm sure.

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