Kūmara and ginger cake

Something different and tasty to take to the cake stall or to serve for afternoon tea.

Kūmara and ginger cake


Makes 1 x 24 cm cake

1 cup canola oil
4 eggs
2 cups soft brown sugar
4 cm fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1½ tsp cinnamon
1½ tsp nutmeg
3 cups peeled and grated kūmara
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp grated orange rind
icing sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 180°C.
Line a 24 cm round cake pan with baking paper.
Place oil, eggs and sugar in a large bowl and beat for 2 minutes.
Stir in ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and kūmara.
Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda together.
Add dry ingredients and orange rind to kūmara mixture and mix until combined.
Spoon into the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Cool on a rack before dusting with icing sugar to serve.

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [14 Serves]
Energy 1530kj
Protein 4.7g
Total fat 18.5g
- saturated fat 1.6g
Carbohydrates 44.0g
- sugars 27.4g
Fibre 1.9g
Sodium 154mg

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