1 cup butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
2 cups Orange and gold kumara, cooked until soft then mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
100g butter, softened
2 ½ cups icing sugar
125g cream cheese, room temp
Zest and juice of half a lemon or to taste
A little hot water to thin
Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Grease and flour a 25cm round pound cake tin. Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add kumara and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time. Add flour mixture to kumara mixture. Beat on low until combined.
Pour mix into round pound cake tin. Bake at 175 degrees C for about 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool cake for 20 minutes in the pan, then invert onto wire rack.
To make the icing: in a small bowl. Beat the butter and cream cheese together combine with icing sugar. Add lemon juice and a touch of hot water to achieve drizzling consistency. Spoon over warm cake and sprinkle with zest.
Recipe created by Brett McGregor