Sweet potato and fig ring cake

Recipe from: 4/1/2004
recipes, bake, cake, fruit, fig, sweet potato

Ingredients 16
Servings 12
Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 125
    g
    butter
  • 210
    g
    yellow sugar
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 250
    ml
    cooked sweet potato, mashed
  • 60
    ml
    green fig syrup
  • 250
    ml
    green fig preserve, drained and cut into pieces
  • 270
    g
    self-raising flour, sifted
  • 100
    g
    pecan nuts, chopped
  • 5
    ml
    ground ginger
  • 1
    ml
    salt
  • ICING
  • 100
    g
    butter
  • 210
    g
    icing sugar
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • 100
    g
    plain smooth cream cheese
  • 6
    ginger biscuits, crushed
 

Method

1 hour
 
Pre-heat oven to 160 °C.

Grease a 20 cm ring tin. Cream butter and sugar until light.
Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Stir in the sweet potato and syrup followed by the fig pieces.
Mix the flour, nuts, ginger and salt.
Stir in the butter mixture, then spoon into the prepared tin and bake in a preheated oven for one hour, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool.
ICING
Beat the butter and icing sugar. Add the vanilla essence, then fold in the cream cheese until well mixed.
Spread over the cooled ring cake and garnish with nuts, pieces of fig and crushed ginger biscuits.
 

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