Sweet potato pone

Sweet potato pone

Category: Dessert | Serves: 10-12

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 50-60 minutes


300g white or orange fleshed sweet potato, peeled and grated

25g fresh coconut, grated, or use desiccated coconut

250g peeled weight pumpkin or squash, grated

80g soft brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Grated rind of half an orange

2 large eggs, well beaten

  1. Grease and line an oblong tin 26cm x 18cm x 4cm with greaseproof paper. Preheat the oven to gas mark 5/190C.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and then stir in the eggs and set aside.
  3. Gently put the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for around 50-60 minutes. The finished cake should have an almost crunchy, golden topping with a firm base.

Nutritional information

Sweet Potato Pone