Yam & Apple Cake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"Recipe source: Bon Appetit (May 1982) This calls for canned yams but I am sure leftover cooked yams or sweet potatoes will also work. Makes one loaf cake"

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (149.4 g)
  • Calories 494.9
  • Total Fat - 21.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 110.7 mg
  • Sodium - 697.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 70.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
  • Sugars - 35.6 g
  • Protein - 8 g
  • Calcium - 153.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease and flour a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan

Step 3

Sift flour with dry ingredients (-nutmeg) in a large bowl and then set aside.

Step 4

In a large bowl of an electric mixer combine the brown sugar, eggs and butter and beat at high speed for 3 minutes. Stir in the rest of the ingredients ( - marmalade). Add the dry ingredients mixture a little at a time, stirring well after each addition -- batter will be stiff.

Step 5

Add batter to the prepared pan and bake until tester inserted in center comes out clean - 70 minutes.

Step 6

Let cool completely before slicing.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Eating this sure brought to mind that Autumn has finally arrived, though it’s been unseasonably hot! Love those “Autumny” flavors going on here, but I must confess that I had to substitute pumpkin for the canned yams for the reason that I thought I had a can in my pantry and didn’t, so I turned to my pumpkin that I had stored in the freezer. I reduced the pumpkin so it wouldn’t be too wet and also increased the cinnamon. Otherwise, followed recipe as written. However, I think I made the mistake in adding a bit too much pumpkin, making the cake a bit wet (but my fault and not the fault of the recipe). Regardless, love the overall combination with the apple and there will be a next time, except that I will make sure that I have yams available! Thank you, ellie, for sharing. Made it for Billboard Tag.


review by:
(28 Sep 2020)

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