How To Make Yam Cake

Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea that forms edible tubers.

Yams are perennial herbaceous vines cultivated for the consumption of their starchy tubers in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Caribbean, and Oceania.

Various benefits are attributed to this edible tuber. These include:

Vitamin B6 – Used to build blood vessel walls

Carbohydrate – for energy and endurance

Supports Female Endocrine System – particularly helpful for menopausal women

Antioxidants – excellent food for those suffering from arthritis and asthma and cancer (Colon cancer and Lung cancer)

Low Glycemic Index – Diabetics can eat yam without worrying about an increase in blood sugar level

Aids Digestion – Yam reduces constipation and decreases bad cholesterol

Improves Cognitive Ability – Yam aids learning and memory capacity in the human brain

Delay Ageing Signs – Yam has amazing anti-ageing benefits contain skin-friendly nutrients

Today, yams are prepared in a variety of ways to delight the taste appeal of everyone

Now, here is the recipe for making a delicious fruity yam cake:

18 oz. dark sugar

1/2 cup rum & wine

1/2 lb. preserved fruits  soaked in wine

1 cup flour,

3 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. browning,

2 lbs. Boiled Yellow Yam (Grated)

3 eggs

3 oz. Margarine


In a bowl mix butter and sugar.

Add eggs one at a time.

Beat in Yellow Yam.

Sift flour and baking powder, Pour wine mixture.

Add fruits and browning. Mix well.

Bake in greased tin at 350oF for 1 hour.

Cool and then remove from tin, slice and enjoy!

To enhance the presentation of the cake you can add assorted color food sprinkles or icing.

Barbara Greene, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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