Sweet potato pone

Sweet potato and pumpkin 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 butternut 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