Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cake

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A sweet cake is perfect to share during parties or just enjoy for a dessert with the family. Sweet potatoes bring delicious moisture to the batter and pecans and chocolate chips bring delicious flavors to make the perfect sweet potato cake.

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cake

It took a couple of tries to get this cake just right – but it was worth it. The results yield a not-too-sweet pillowy cake studded with melted bittersweet chocolate and toasty pecans. Don’t skip the pecans. Even if you’re not a nut person, the pecans and sweet potatoes here are like peanut butter and boysenberry jam = so good together.

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cake

It’s called snack cake for a reason – because it has sweet potato in it, therefore totally okay to snack on. Did you know that the sweet potato is one of the most nutrient packed vegetables out there, therefore a perfectly acceptable snack? Also. Breakfast.

Okay, I love you! Go make this cake!

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cake

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cake

Note: I think the chocolate here is optional, but the toasted pecans are not. In fact if your people won’t oppose to nuts in their snack cake, I’d throw in a little more. My people aren’t crazy about nuts in ANYTHING (tough crowd), but because I chopped the nuts really small here, no one objected. I’d definitely add more next time. If you go for chocolate, please make it bittersweet. That bittersweetness plays with the toasted warmth from the pecans, and sweet potato and it’s this beautiful juxtaposition of cool tangy chocolate and toasty, buttery nuts that it can’t be beat. I realize there’s some sort of dirty joke in what I just said but roll with me on this.

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Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cake

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Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cake

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cake

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Robyn Holland

Robyn Holland, creator of the bakery-inspired blog, Sweetish.co is a whole foods enthusiast on a mission to teach women a whole new way to treat and feed themselves (and the people they love)!

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