Wellness East x Valerie Confections Purple Sweet Potato Mochi Cake

For a collaboration that was as sweet as it was meaningful and educational, one of the culinary world's biggest names, Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections, created an amazing cake recipe using Wellness East Okinawan Purple Sweet Potato powder and our Shikuwasa Lime powder.

Gordon, who is a regular guest on popular food shows like Nailed It and across the Food Network, envisioned a genius recipe seamlessly utilizing both superfood powders to create a delicious and visually appealing cake that celebrates the flavors and ingredients of the east while effortlessly incorporating the health benefits of each powder.

The result was a moist, not overly sweet and very nutrient dense confection that is easy to recreate at home. The best part is that the chef was able to completely substitute regular flour with Wellness East Purple Sweet Potato powder, ensuring a flavor and solid source of dietary fiber, antioxidants and complex carbohydrate.

Try the recipe for yourself to share during spring gatherings this season.

Purple Sweet Potato Mochi Cake by Chef Valerie Gordon for Wellness East

8-12 servings

  • 160g or 1 cup rice flour
  • 160g or 1 cup Wellness East Purple Sweet Potato powder
  • 360g or 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 250g coconut milk or 1 cup 2 tablespoons
  • 180g evaporated milk or 3/4 cup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla paste
  • 55g or 1/3 cup melted butter, cooled to room temperature
  • 5 ounces powdered sugar
  • 1 ounce Wellness East Shikuwasa Lime powder

2 6-inch cake pans

  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together rice flour, purple sweet potato powder, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut milk, evaporated milk, eggs and vanilla paste.
  4. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, add butter and stir until thoroughly combined.
  5. Spray two 6” cake pans with non-stick spray, or brush generously with melted butter.
  6. Evenly separate the batter into the pans.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes.
  8. As the cakes cool, sift the powdered sugar and lime powder together.
  9. Generously sprinkle the lime sugar over the cooled cakes and enjoy!