Ingredients

How to make it

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3.Sift together cake flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; mix into sweet potato mixture. Mix in vanilla and Nocello until combined. Remove batter from mixer; fold in 1 cup macadamia nuts by hand.
  • 4. Evenly distribute cake batter into prepared pans, and transfer to the oven. Bake until a toothpick 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. cut out 6 leaf shapes using parchment paper.
  • 9. melt dark chocolate in microwave and brush on cut out parchment leaf shapes, then place them onto a soup bowl that has been turned over.
  • 10 place leaves in freezer for 3 minutes repeat coating leaves with chocolate 3 more times and set aside.
  • 11 carefully remove leaves from soup bowl and place on top of cake.
  • Drizzle some melted dark chocolate with a teaspoon over cake top.
  • Arrange remaining 1/2 cup macadamia nuts on top of cake, and serve. Serves 8 to 10. (I had to guess on prep time)
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    " It was excellent "
    beachnana ate it and said...
    AHHH!!! Sweet potatoes, chocolate, macadamia nuts, WHITE chocolate, walnut liqueur what is not to love...this looks awesome...must try this soon.

    thank you for sharing this one
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    " It was excellent "
    zamora ate it and said...
    This is one of the best cake recipes I have seen in a long time and I can see that many others agree. I will be making this definitely. Thank you.
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  • patoalamanteca36 5 years ago
    This looks divine.. ...
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  • kimmeraz 5 years ago
    Oh wow, this sounds DELISH. I don't think I've had anything like it before, and can't wait to try this!
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    " It was excellent "
    chef_irish ate it and said...
    Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy...High 5
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Very nice recipe! 55555 !
    CONGRATS MICHAEL..I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
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    THIS IS A BLUE RIBBON RECIPE
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    THIS RECIPE HAS WON THE October Pumpkin Dessert : BEST RECIPE IN CONTEST

    ****** CONGRATULATIONS TO TRIGGER ******
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    " It was excellent "
    itsjustjuwah ate it and said...
    This sounds.. and LOOKS YUMMY!
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  • rosemaryblue 5 years ago
    Have some lovely sweet potatoes, and I will make this soon. It sounds absolutely fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Yummy! My, oh. my! this looks amazing!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Michael, I made this for my family this past weekend and it was ABSOLUTELY unbelieveably delicious. It's very moist and has a wonderful aftertaste! Superb!! and my new favorite cake. Thanks so much.
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    OMG! this looks sooo good!

    Thanks for sharing!
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  • falafel_fanatic 5 years ago
    I think this sounds like something my mother will seriously fall in love with at first bite! :0)
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  • fuzzy 6 years ago
    So incredible..I will definitely give this one a try soon...thank you, trigger
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    I'm sipping on a cup of coffee right now. I SO wish this cake was on the table along with my coffee! Wow!! You know I'll make this!!!
    Debbie~
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    michael i love this and i saved it wonderful looks so moist!!!!!
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  • fuzzy 6 years ago
    Looks so good but I highly doubt I have the required baking skills. Saving it to try when I get better at baking.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    This is a terrific recipe will try this thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    How did I miss that one Michael? So unique and different combination and very nice presentation my friend.Thank you so much.
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    " It was excellent "
    cakelady ate it and said...
    It doesn't get any better than that! What a beautiful photo. Kristyn
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