Yellow Yam Fruitcake

Issue 3, 2016


  • 18 ozs. dark brown sugar
  • 8 ozs. butter or margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 lbs. yellow yam, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup rum (preferably dark) and wine combination
  • 1/2 lb. mixed fruits, soaked in wine*
  • 1 tbsp browning




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a baking tin and set aside.
  3. Cream sugar and butter and then add the eggs one at a time.
  4. Beat in the yellow yam. Add the salt.
  5. Alternate folding in the flour and baking powder with the rum/wine combination.
  6. Add the soaked fruits and the browning.
  7. Mix well then pour into prepared baking tin.
  8. Bake for about an hour or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.


Look for yellow yam in African, Caribbean, Latin American and Asian grocery stores



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