Sweet Potato Cake with Chargrilled Halloumi & Onion Jam

A really easy recipe that looks fantastic, sweet potato cake with chargrilled halloumi & onion jam is the perfect balance of sweet, sour & salted.


Sweet potato cake with halloumi


You will need: 

  • 500g sweet potato, washed and peeled
  • 2 round shallots
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 2tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 20d caster sugar
  • 1 block of halloumi
  • pinch of cumin, chili powder, salt & pepper




For the onion jam:

Slice your red onion thinly and heat through with a splash of oil in a wide pan. Add sugar, thyme & winegar and let it cook on a low heat for an hour. Stir occasionally. Add pomegranate molasses after 1 hour and allow to cool.


For the cake:

Preheat oven to 160.

Grate your sweet potato and steam until tender.

Dice your shallot and pan fry on a low heat with 2 tbsp oil until tender and transparent.

Mix sweet potato, shallots, cumin, chili, salt and pepper to taste

Form into a cake, use a ring if you want perfect presentation!

Bake these for 20 minutes.



Slice into around a 1cm thickness, and grill for around 10 seconds on each side.


The final step is building – place your cake on a plate, top with halloumi and then pile on the onion jam!



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One Response to “Sweet Potato Cake with Chargrilled Halloumi & Onion Jam”

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