Ingredients

How to make it

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat potatoes with 1/4 cup vegetable oil, and place on baking sheet. Bake until tender, 30 to 40 minutes. When cool enough to handle, remove skin, and mash flesh with a fork into coarse puree.
  • Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees. Butter two 8-by-1 1/2 -inch round cake pans, dust with flour, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat eggs and sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add remaining 1 cup vegetable oil; beat on medium speed until well combined. Add the cooled sweet potatoes; mix until combined.
  • Sift together cake flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; mix into sweet potato mixture. Mix in vanilla and brandy until combined. Remove batter from mixer; fold in 1 cup macadamia nuts by hand.
  • Evenly distribute cake batter into prepared pans, and transfer to the oven. Bake until a thoothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let pans cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Invert cakes onto rack; cool completely, about 1 1/4 hours.
  • Meanwhile, chop white chocolate into small pieces; set aside. Bring 1 cup cream to a boil; pour over chocolate, whisking until chocolate is melted. Chill for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • When chocolate mixture has cooled, pour remaining cup cream into an electric mixer; whip on medium until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes. Fold whipped cream into chocolate mixture until fully incorporated.
  • Cut each cake layer in half horizontally, creating four layers. Spread 2/3 cup chocolate frosting on one layer, then stack next layer on top, and frost. Repeat frosting-and-stacking process until each layer is frosted. Spread remaining frosting on sides and top of cake. Arrange remaining 1/2 cup macadamia nuts on tope of cake, and serve. Serves 8 to 10. (I had to guess on prep time)

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    " It was excellent "
    Beejsteph ate it and said...
    I Made This Tonight...SINFUL!!!! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    cajunspices66 ate it and said...
    GIRL GIRL GIRL.......THIS IS FABULOUSSSSSSSSSSSSS! NOW, IM GONNA HAVE TO POST MY YAM CAKE RECIPE, DIFFERENT THAN THIS THOUGH.. BUT STILL GRAND IN ITSELF......THIS IS A MUST BAKE AND YOU GET MY "HIGH FIVE!"
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  • mountainmama 6 years ago
    Michael & Pink this is a Great Dessert. Sweet Potatoes you just can't go wrong with a dessert using them. Awesome! You got my 5 both of you!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Thank you Debbie for the photo credit.
    I followed your recipe which was an inspiration. Without your gift I would not have those photos in the first place.
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  • pinkpasta 6 years ago
    Thanks for adding the step by step pics, Michael!!! (Trigger) Especially since you were actually the baker in the pictures. Awesome job!!!
    Debbie~ :D
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Does sound really good, can hardly wait to make this one for dessert. You have m6 five forks again
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  • pinkpasta 6 years ago
    I want to bake this RIGHT NOW!!! (but I'm baby sitting my extra hyper 2 yr. old grandson at the moment!!!
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  • pinkpasta 6 years ago
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    omg this is beautiful i love it
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    oh my goodness, how did I miss this one?!! Delectable, delicious....yum!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    This cake recipe is fantastic I love the detailed description and the directions which are easy to follow. When you finish making this you better lock it up before you leave the kitchen otherwise it will disappear.
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  • tobisgirl 7 years ago
    Oh the GOODNESS of it all! I really am looking forward to baking this cake!
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  • michellem 7 years ago
    Yummmm! Sweet potato pie is my fav. soo I can only imagine how sweet this cake will be!I am going to try it soon! Thanks for sharing. Michelle
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