Sweet Potato and Date Cake


Recipe & Photo Credit:Taste

2 1/2 cups (400g) wholemeal self-raising flour
1 cup (220g) brown sugar
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
3 cups grated gold sweet potato
16 fresh dates, seeded, chopped (about 1/2 cup chopped dates)
1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
3 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
2 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
125g cream cheese
50g butter, softened
1/2 cup (80g) icing sugar mixture
Orange zest, to serve

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a 20cm round cake pan.
2. Combine flour, sugar, mixed spice, bicarbonate of soda, sweet potato and date in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Combine oil, eggs and orange rind in a bowl. Pour into flour mixture. Stir until well combined. Pour mixture into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Set aside in pan for 5 mins before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.
4. Use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese, butter and icing sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Spread over top of the cake. Sprinkle with orange zest.