Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • One teaspoon baking powder
  • One teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup cooked, mashed, cooled sweet potato 
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Two eggs

Frosting: You can use a store bought frosting or you can make your own. See instructions below

  • 2-Minute Frosting:
  • Two Tablespoons butter softened
  • One cup powdered sugar
  • One tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • One teaspoon vanilla
  • One tablespoon milk to soften


  1. Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Then line a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Peel and dice the sweet potato. Boil or steam until soft. Then mash with a fork. And set aside to cool.
  3. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl and Set aside.
  4. Combine the buttermilk, vanilla, and the mashed sweet potato in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. Use an electric mixer set to medium-high, beat the oil, sugar & eggs for 3-4 minutes until thickened.
  6. At the lowest speed, add buttermilk mixture followed by the flour mixture.
  7. Pour mixture into prepared pan. And bake cake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack, then add frosting.
  8. Frosting:
  9. In a bowl with an electric hand mixer, beat butter, powdered sugar, cocoa, and vanilla.
  10. Adjust consistency with milk, beating well.

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