Close button
The Guardian
Email YouTube Facebook Instagram Twitter WhatsApp
Everything you need to live well

Do You Know You Can Bake A Cake Using Yam?

In case you never knew or imagined that a cake could be baked using yam, then we’re here to change that. This recipe combines fresh yam peelings and coconut for a delicious cake.

Puna Yam Cake. Photo: The Happy Foodie



  • 450g fresh puna yam, peeled and grated
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 100ml condensed milk
  • 150ml coconut milk
  • 50g coconut oil
  • Extra coconut oil for oiling
  • 50g unsweetened desiccated coconut, to garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. In a bowl, combine the grated yam, eggs, sugar, salt, condensed milk, coconut milk and coconut oil together and mix well.
  3. Grease a 450g loaf tin or a 9-inch round pan.
  4. Pour the mixture into the cake pan and bake on the central shelf for one hour.
  5. Leave the cake to cool and then garnish with the desiccated coconut.
Receive News Alerts on Whatsapp: +2348136370421