The highly nutritious purple sweet potato is the latest food item to be presented to the general public as a potential superfood. The colour is the important part as it is this purple colour which is responsible for the amount of anthocyanim in the potato. Anthocyanim which produces red, blue or purple colours in different types of food can also be found in blueberries, red grapes and red cabbage. However, the purple sweet potato has a higher concentration of the chemical than any other species of potatoes. This is effective for lowering hypertension and is one of the best foods that one can eat to prevent cancer.
I truly love the texture and taste of this soft, light chiffon cake and the colour is just adorable. This recipe is a keeper for sure!
Recipe for Purple sweet potato chiffon cake
A) 150 gm (nett wt.) sweet potatoes, steamed and smashed
4.1/2 Tbsp milk
B) 4.1/2 egg yolks
30 gm caster sugar
75 ml canola/corn oil
4.1/2 Tbsp water
pinch of salt
C) 120 gm superfine flour
D) 6 egg whites
75 gm caster sugar
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
E) 100 gm sweet potatoes steamed and diced into small cubes
- Mix (B) with a balloon whisk till well blended. Add in (A), the sweet potato mixture, mix well.
- Sieve in (C), mix till smooth and lump-free with no traces of flour visible. If batter is a bit dry, add in 1 Tbsp to 1.1/2 Tbsp milk. (Purple sweet potatoes tend to be a bit dry).
- Beat the egg whites (D) with cream of tartar till foamy, add in the sugar and beat till stiff but not dry.
- Add half the egg white mixture into the egg mixture, mix well with the balloon whisk. Add the remaining egg white mixture and mix till well combined with no traces of egg whites visible.
- Stir in half of (E), mix well.
- Pour the mixture into an ungreased 23 cm chiffon cake pan, sprinkle the remaining sweet potato cubes on top. Give the pan a bang to release any air bubbles.
- Place the pan on a lower shelf and bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg for 15 mins. Lower the temperature to 175 deg. C for another 25 mins. and bake till golden brown. Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
- Invert the cake immediately onto a wire rack and once cooled, loosen the cake with a thin knife to unmould. Let cake cool completely.
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