Local products07 April 2019

Recipe of the week: sweet mountain potatoes and almonds cake

Ideal to serve at the end of a family lunch but also to enjoy a healthy and genuine snack, perhaps in front of a good cup of tea. Vegan recipe.

Recipe of the week: sweet mountain potatoes and almonds cake

A classic "Sunday" cake that best expresses the versatility of potatoes, perfect also in a sweet version.


  • 1 kg of mountain potatoes (yellow paste)
  • 130 g of margarine
  • 200 g of sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 1 untreated lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of Rhum
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 bag of vanilla yeast
  • 125 g of white yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons full of cornstarch or potato starch
  • 1/2 tablespoon of flour
  • 60 g of finely chopped almonds
  • 3 tablespoons of icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of semolina

[Credit Non Sprecare]


  1. Boil the potatoes without peeling them.
  2. Peel them still hot, pass them through a vegetable mill or with a potato masher and weigh 800 g. Any surplus, use it for another preparation.
  3. Oil a cake tin 28 cm in diameter and sprinkle with the flour mixed with a tablespoon of sugar.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the yogurt with the sugar, a pinch of salt, the grated lemon peel and the seeds of vanilla until they are light and fluffy.
  5. Then incorporate the margarine and keep stirring.
  6. Then add the potatoes, stir, add the cornstarch coming down from a sieve, with the yeast, the almonds and the rum. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and level the surface.
  7. Bake at 180 ° C for about 60 minutes.
  8. When the cake is cold sprinkle with icing sugar using a sheet of decorated paper or flaked almonds.

Judit Neuberger

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