Yam Spice Cake Recipe

From Page 196 of The New Greengrocer Cookbook by Pete Carcione.
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 Sifted cake flour4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Baking powder4 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon2 Teaspoon
 Nutmeg2 Teaspoon
 Milk2 Teaspoon
 Cloves1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Shortening1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Sugar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Mashed cooked yams2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5624 Calories from Fat 2067

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 234 g359.8%

Saturated Fat 61 g305%

Trans Fat 27 g

Cholesterol 846.9 mg

Sodium 5510.5 mg229.6%

Total Carbohydrates 819 g273%

Dietary Fiber 32 g128%

Sugars 308.4 g

Protein 73 g147%

Vitamin A 31.2% Vitamin C 112.5%

Calcium 185.2% Iron 255.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Sift flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and spices together.
Cream shortening. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add yams and mix thoroughly. Add sifted ingredients alternately with milk to a creamed mixture. Mix well after each addition.
Turn into two greased 8-inch square pans. Bake in moderate oven (350°F) 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until done.
Cool 5 minutes in pans. Turn out on cooling racks and cool thoroughly. Cover with your favorite simple frosting mix. Makes two 8-inch squares layers.