Sweet potato brownies

Updated: Jun 5, 2020

I like the idea that you can bake cake on a root vegetable, a sweet potato in this case. I have been playing around with different recipes and last time I baked a sweet potato carrot cake with raw sweet potato, this time I have tried to bake it with a cooked sweet potato.

This cake unlike most cakes I know won't crack your blood sugar into the sky and it will fill you up a bit, guilt free extra cake snacking - what is not to love?

The I can't believe it's not chocolate cake - cake.

Warning! - If you have a sweet spot for cake batter - be careful with this one, I almost ate the entire bowl of batter... So good!

Sweet potato brownies

Yield: 12 pieces

Prep time: 1 hour + 5 min (or only 5 minutes if you already have baked sweet potato)

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Cooling time: 30 minutes

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 60 g coconut flour (blended shredded coconut)

  • 90 g cocoa powder

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 200 g baked sweet potato (4-5 small ones or one large)

  • 4 large eggs

  • 4 tbsp honey or maple syrup

  • 3 tbsp peanut butter/ coconut oil

  • 1 tbsp vanilla powder

  • 1 tbsp water


Add chopped nuts or dark chocolate chips for an extra amazing cake experience!

You can make it sweeter, by adding more honey or maple syrup to the recipe.


  • 200 g of baked sweet potato

  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey (or until you feel ashamed)

  • Tiny bit of salt

  • Orange zest (optional)

Step 1.

If you haven't already baked your sweet potato, then hurry up and turn on the oven to

200*c /395* F. Wash the sweet potatoes and bake them in the skin for about 30-50 minutes depending on their size. If you are working with a giant sweet potato, then cut it into 2,5cm /1 inch slices and wrap them in tinfoil (2-3 slices per package) - BAKE ALL THE SWEET POTATO, also for the icing. (you'll thank me later for this)