Glazed Chocolate Yam Cake Recipe

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Glazed Chocolate Yam Cake
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  1. FOR THE CAKE ~ Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Prick yams with a fork in several places, then place on baking sheet & bake until tender, about 45 minutes, then remove from oven to cool.
  3. When cool enough to handle, peel yams & mash.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F, then, with cooking spray, generously coat inside of a 9 x13 baking dish & set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, allspice & cloves, then set aside.
  6. In another large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together mashed yams, granulated sugar, brown sugar & vegetable oil until light & fluffy.
  7. Beat in egg whites until well combined, then fold in the shredded carrot.
  8. In a small bowl, stir together buttermilk & carrot juice, then alternately fold this mixture AND the flour mixture into yam mixture, beginning & ending with flour mixture.
  9. Spoon batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top, then bake 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  11. FOR THE GLAZE ~ In a medium bowl, stir together powdered sugar, orange juice & orange zest, then drizzle over cooled cake.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 452.79 Kcal (1896 kJ)
Calories from fat 170.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.96g 29%
Cholesterol 1.09mg 0%
Sodium 481.35mg 20%
Potassium 877.52mg 19%
Total Carbs 66.76g 22%
Sugars 34.96g 140%
Dietary Fiber 2.21g 9%
Protein 7.05g 14%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 94.3mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 332.74 Kcal (1393 kJ)
Calories from fat 125.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.93g 29%
Cholesterol 0.8mg 0%
Sodium 353.72mg 20%
Potassium 644.85mg 19%
Total Carbs 49.06g 22%
Sugars 25.69g 140%
Dietary Fiber 1.62g 9%
Protein 5.18g 14%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.6mg 5%
Calcium 69.3mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.2
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

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