Kūmara Cake

Kūmara Cake

  • Preparation time

    15 mins
  • Cook time

    45 mins
  • Serves 8

This recipe for Kumara cake is quintessentially Kiwi and totally sweet as! Perfect as a tasty treat or for entertaining with friends and whanau.

Dietary Information

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.

Ingredients

  • Eggs - 3
  • Neutral oil - 1 cup
  • Brown sugar - 1 cup
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Crushed pineapple - 1 cup
  • Zest of ½ orange
  • Orange kumara, grated - 3 cups
  • Plain flour - 3 cups
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 tsp
  • Ginger, crushed - 1 tsp

Icing:

  • Butter, softened - 20 g
  • Cream cheese - 200 g
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Orange zest, plus extra to decorate - 1 Tbsp
  • Icing sugar - 1 ½ cup
  • Slivered almonds, to decorate - 3 Tbsp

Method

  1. Preheat an oven to 170°C (fan-forced 150°C). Line a 23cm cake tin with baking paper.

  2. In a large bowl combine the eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, pineapple and orange zest mixing well.

  3. In another bowl combine the kumara, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger, mixing well.

  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and combine. Pour the batter into the tin, smooth the top. Place into the oven for 45 minutes.

  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

  6. To make the icing, beat the butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth.

  7. Add the zest and icing sugar, combining well. Spread over the cake and decorate with extra zest.

PER SERVE • Energy 3483Kj • Protein 10g • Total Fat 43g • Saturated Fat 13g • Carbohydrates 100g • Sugars 63g • Sodium 390mg

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation