the appetizer:

International Cuisine by The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, presents recipes from around the world, including Sweet Potato Cake Martinique; Camarones Sofrito (Shrimp in Green Sofrito) Dominican Republic; Kulebiaka (Salmon in Pastry) Russia; Borshch Moskovsky (Borscht, or Moscow-Style Beet Soup) Russia; and Grønkaalssuppe (Kale Soup with Poached Egg) Denmark.



Sweet Potato Cake (Martinique)

Serves 4


Amount (Measure) Ingredient

  • 2 pounds (896 g) sweet potatoes, peeled, thickly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce, 30 ml) butter
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces, 168 g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces, 60 ml) dark rum
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces, 120 ml) milk
  • 2 teaspoons lime rind, grated
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce, 15 ml) lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


1. Preheat oven at 350°F (176°C)

2. Cook sweet potatoes in just enough water to cover until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and mash.

3. While still warm mix in butter, sugar, and rum.

4. Beat in eggs, one at a time.

5. Add milk, grated rind, and lime juice.

6. Sift together cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking powder. Add to sweet potatoes and mix thoroughly.

7. Pour into a greased 9 x 5-inch (22.5 x 12.5 cm) loaf pan.

8. Bake at 350°P (176°C) 1 hour or until a cake tester comes out clean.

9. Let cool 5 minutes, then turn onto a rack to cool.

  • from:
    International Cuisine
  • by The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes
  • American Express Publishing, 2008
  • $29.95; Hardcover: 288 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0470052406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470052406
  • Recipe repirnted by permission.

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