Sweet potato cake (Gateau patate)

The name in Reunion is Gateau patate, this cake is one the famous cake. Usually cooked for the events at the end of the year or with reunion family.  If you like sweet potato this cake is for you ! 


  • 6 sweet potatoes
  • 100 gr Butter
  • 100 gr Sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 100gr flour
  • 1 tablespoon Rhum
  • 2 vanilla pod


1- Rince and Place the sweet potatoes in a big pan with water (the water have to cover the sweet potatoes) and cook in medium heat for 30 minutes

2- Add vanilla pod inside the pan

3- Pre heat the oven for 380F°

4- After 30 minutes peel the potatoes skin and in other bowl crunch them with fork to make a mash. 

5- Add butter and stir

6- Add eggs one by one and stir 

7- Add flour and sugar and vanilla steeds 

8- Add Rhum and stir together

9- Butter the cake mold 

10- Pour the preparation and with a back fork draw lines like a grid.

11- Put in the oven for 50 minutes for 380F°

12- To check the cake, sting with a knife he have to be dry

TIP: You can add chocolate, coconut or raisins. Can stay 1 week in the fridge. To eat cold. The day after it’s even better !

Makes: 4-8

Cook time: 50 minutes

Preparation: 40 minutes

Nutrition: For 1 piece of cake 

Calorie: 233.5kcal – Carbohydrate 31.48g – Lipids: 10.35g

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