Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Squares for #SundaySupper

Dec 2, 2012 by

This weeks #SundaySupper theme is Favourite Celebrity Chef! Wow! How can a food blogger ever choose!!?? We are all so very excited about this weeks #SundaySupper. Our host for this week is Tammi from Mommas Meals. I am eager to see what everyone has made and also to see what celebrity chef has inspired them. I was a bit indecisive in the beginning because I adore so many Chefs on television. It is reasonable to say that I don’t have one specific chef as my favourite, since they each offer their own unique style and culinary flair.

For a long time, The Food Network is where I got most of my inspiration. It all started in 2007 when I was home for a year on maternity leave with my son. I was tired of just making sure the meat was merely cooked. I was especially tired of making cakes from a box. I really wanted to make a change in how I prepared meals for myself and my husband. I wanted to cook and I wanted to bake, and I wanted to do them well. This was something that was, and still is very important to me. For a while it was all about Paula Deen, Rachel Ray, Michael Smith, Giada De Laurentiis, Anna Olson, Laura Calder, Nigella Lawson, Jamie Oliver, and Ina Garten. I’ve made recipes from all of them. I watched their technique, learned about ingredients that were unfamiliar to me, and also I learned about dishes from other cultures. I still draw inspiration from them to this day. My appreciation for food, and for the culinary craft continues to grow. I don’t watch as much Food Network anymore, as my time is very limited. But when I do get the chance, I ask not to be disturbed. In time, I will acquire their cook books and continue to be inspired.

After the birth of my daughter, I decided to stay home with my little girl and her big brother. I discovered and watched Everyday Food which came on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). I don’t believe I missed an episode. In fact, you’ll find that many of my earlier recipes came from The Food Network or Everyday Food. Everyday Food is no longer a part of my cable programming for whatever reason, but their website is still a very good resource for me. Can you imagine being one of the chefs in that test kitchen?

I got to thinking… who offers a selection of recipes that really appeals to me? …Martha Stewart. I buy her books, I bake her cakes, I follow her on Pinterest, I trust her recipes! I also love that she introduces and collaborates with other awesome celebrity chefs like Emeril Lagasse. Aside from the fact that Martha is a MOGUL in her own right, she is also a teacher. She is the epitome of culinary excellence as well as classic home cooking and entertaining.

Today I’m sharing with you a recipe that I adapted, simply because I wanted to try it with other ingredients. This is a great cake for the season, and also it is my most recent recipe from Martha Stewart that I have made. I made the original recipe first ~ Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares, and it was amazing! Then I made it my way, and guess what? It was amazing!

 

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chips Squares

 

 

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Squares for #SundaySupper

Recipe Type: Cake
Author: Lyn via Martha Stewart
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
A delicious cake made with sweet potatoes and chocolate chips
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour, Unbleached
  • 2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Sweet Potato Puree
  • 3/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 350F
  2. Line the bottom and sides of a 9X13 inch pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda. Add salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter, oil and sugar until combined.
  5. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.
  6. Beat in the sweet potato puree
  7. On a low speed, gradually add the flour mixture until combined.
  8. Fold in the chocolate chips
  9. Spread the batter evenly into the pan. Push the batter into the corners as best as possible.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean
  11. Allow to cool completely in the pan
  12. Cut into squares, serve and enjoy.
Notes

This recipe is adapted from http://www.marthastewart.com/336431/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-squares

 

Well, of course the cake smells amazing. It was firm but moist to the touch. Cut into portions using a very sharp knife. I made 15 squares but you can cut them a lot smaller if you wish.

 

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cake – fresh out the oven!

 

One thing for sure – the colour and texture of this cake is awesome. Moist and chewy. Certainly something to consider for gatherings over the holiday season. It’s so easy to make and also very easy to transport.

 

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chips Square

 

How about this tasty little treat for your friends and family?

 

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chips Squares

 

Please enjoy the recipe selections from the #SundaySupper bloggers:

 

Starters or Snacks :

Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog - Oyster and Brie Soup and Wine Pairings for Celebrity Chef #SundaySupper

Linda at The Urban Mrs. - Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn Salsa

Erin from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts - Rachael Ray’s Cinnamon Popcorn

Cindy over at Cindy’s Recipes and Writings - Jamie Oliver’s Bread and Tomato Soup

Jeff at The Catholic Foodie - Drop Biscuits – Breakfast with Chef John Besh

Renee over at Kudos Kitchen By Renee - Giada De Laurentiis’ Garlic Toasts With Red Pepper Aioli

 

The Main Dish:

Sheila at Cooking Underwriter – Paula Deen’s  Chicken in a Crock Pot w/ Sauerkraut and Apples

Laura over at Small Wallet Big Appetite – Martin Yan’s Beef Chow Fun

Sarah over at Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends - Michael Symon’s Lola burger with crab tater tots

Susan at The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen - Ina Garten’s Baked Shrimp Scampi

Tammi at Momma’s Meals – Lee Drummond’s Sloppy Joe’s

Lane over at Supper for a Steal - Bobby Flay’s Rosemary Bricked Chicken

Tara from Noshing with the Nolands - Michael Symon’s Pork and Apple Scallopini

Shannon at Country Girl in the Village – Simple Red Sauce over Rigatoni. Inspired by,  Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Kris over at In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene - Rachael Ray’s Muffin Tin Meatloaf

Nicole from The Daily Dish Recipes - Paula Deen’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pickled Pork Sandwiches

Becca from It’s Yummilicious - Ina Garten’s Grown Up Bacon Mac & Cheese

Alice at  Hip Foodie Mom - Sunday Pot Roast with Risotto Cakes from Kelsey Nixon

Jen over at  Juanita’s Cocina - The Neely’s White Turkey Chili

Brianne from Cupcakes & Kale Chips - Crockpot Beef Pot Roast with Mushrooms inspired by Giada DeLaurentiis

Isabel at Family Foodie - Polenta with Garlicky Shrimp inspired by Chef Todd English

Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet - Shrimp Penne in Pesto Cream Sauce, From Emeril Lagasse

Bobbi over at Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen - Cheesy Poblano Chicken

Patti at Comfy Cuisine - Tyler Florence’s Chicken Francese

Roxanne over at The Roxx Box - Jambalaya Pasta with Penne, Chicken, Shrimp and Andouille

Sue from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz – Rachael Ray’s Spicy Corn Chowdah Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Jamie at Mama Mommy Mom - Penne with Asparagus, Smoked Gouda and Prosciutto. Adapted from, Giada De Laurentiis’

Tora over at Tora’s Real Food – Pork and beans with Alton Brown’s pickled pork

Elisabeth over at The Hand That Rocks The Ladle - Emeril’s New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice

 

Amazing Sides:

Megan from I Run For Wine - Curtis Stone’s Acorn Squash Roasted with Thyme

Sandi over at Midlife Road Trip -  Gabriele Corcos’s Gnocchi di Patate

Shelby at  Diabetic Foodie - Orange Pecan Black Rice, adapted from Ina Garten

Katie from She likes Ruffles, He likes Truffles - Chef Fabio Viviani’s Spinach and Artichoke Risotto

 

Sweet Endings:

Renee over at Magnolia Days – Brownie Tart

Conni at The Foodie Army Wife - Inspired by Ree Drummond – Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake

Paula over at Vintage Kitchen Notes - Bill Granger´s Cherry Tart

Pam from The Meltaways – Savannah Sheet Cake

Katy over at Happy Baking Days - Mary Berry’s Treacle Tart

Jaime over at Mom’s Test Kitchen - Southern Tea Cakes

Amy over at Kimchi MOM - Crack Pie, I Can’t Quit You

Lyn from The Lovely Pantry - Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Squares

Melanie at From Fast Food to Fresh Food – Sand Tarts

 

Wine Pairings: 

Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

 

 

Please join on us via Twitter for #SundaySupper on December 2, 2012, throughout the day. In the evening, we will meet at 7 PM EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat
All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
We invite you to visit our our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.

 

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36 Comments

  1. There was a time when I didn´t miss food shows either. They are quite addictive! I love the idea of sweet potato instead of pumpkin here. And with chocolate chips is even better, so yummy! Happy Sunday!
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen recently posted..Bill Granger´s Fresh Cherry Tart #SundaySupperMy Profile

  2. I can always count on you for wonderful recipes with ingredients I love. Sweet potatoes is one of them. I’m so intrigued by this recipe and the color of the squares is so nice. What a great way to brighten up a dessert table.
    Renee recently posted..Brownie Tart for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. I love sweet potatoes. If I make these can I consider them healthy? I would probably eat them for breakfast :)
    Lane @ Supper for a Steal recently posted..Bobby Flay’s Rosemary Bricked Chicken for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. Lynn, I agree with you. It is amazing how much Food Network has touched our lives and our families! I started watching when my kids were little too!
    Family Foodie recently posted..Cheesy Polenta | Chef Todd English #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. Sweet potatoes and chocolate sound good to me!
    Cindys Recipes and Writings recently posted..Jamie Oliver’s Bread and Tomato Soup #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. So hard to pick a favorite, I know!! I like that these are sweet potatoes instead of pumpkin, great recipe!
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts recently posted..Rachael Ray’s Cinnamon Popcorn #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. We recently dug up more than 30 lbs of sweet potatoes that grew after my husband cut up one potato that was going bad in the pantry and planted it. Thanks for giving me another sweet potato recipe!
    diabeticFoodie recently posted..Orange Pecan Black Rice for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  8. I know, I had a hard time picking a favorite chef! So many to choose from!

    This looks and sounds great!

    BTW, I love your forks! :-)
    Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) recently posted..Crack Pie, I Can’t Quit You #SundaySupperMy Profile

  9. I have loved Martha forever. I still get her magazine she has been a big inspiration to me. I remember taping her shows on VHS and still have some copies. Thanks so much for sharing one of her recipes.
    Tara Noland recently posted..12 Days of Christmas-Michael Symon’s Pork and Apple Scallopini for Favorite Celebrity Chef #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. I just discovered the combo of pumpkin with chocolate chips this year. I bet the sweet potato version is amazing!
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips recently posted..Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast with Mushrooms inspired by Giada DeLaurentiis for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  11. I love the idea of using sweet potatoes in a dessert – and with chocolate? Yes please! These sound absolutely wonderful. Thank you for sharing!
    Katie recently posted..Chef Fabio Viviani’s Spinach and Artichoke Risotto for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  12. These are gorgeous! I love the combo of the sweet potato and chocolate chip!
    Jen @ Juanita’s Cocina recently posted..The Neely’s White Turkey Chili ~ Celebrity Chef #SundaySupper!My Profile

  13. What a perfect recipe for this time of year. I actually have never baked with sweet potatoes but I have been reading so many recipes that include it that I think it is about time I started.
    Laura Hunter | Small Wallet Big Appetite recently posted..Martin Yan’s Beef Chow Fun #SundaySupperMy Profile

  14. I think alot of us foodies/bloggers have a very similiar story in how we started to cook. I was pregnant with my child and bored out of my mind so I thought I would try to bake a bread. I haven’t stopped since. I love to go to Martha for ideas. This looks so good. I would love the whole sheet please.
    Sarah recently posted..Lola burger with crab tater tots #SundaySupperMy Profile

  15. YUM! Nothing better than sweet potato and chocolate chips. This squares look delicious!
    Megan – I Run For Wine recently posted..Curtis Stone’s Acorn Squash Roasted with Thyme for Favorite Chef Inspired Dishes for #SundaySupper!My Profile

  16. I’m just a sucker for sweet potatoes! This sounds marvelous! Thanks for sharing!
    Martin D. Redmond recently posted..Oyster and Brie Soup and Wine Pairings for Celebrity Chef #SundaySupperMy Profile

  17. Hi Lyn,
    I also got into cooking shows and cooking/baking again while I was on maternity leave. . funny how being at home does that to you huh?! :) Well, now I’m so glad that we did! :) great post!
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom recently posted..Giveaway!! Day 2: Contessa World Cuisine!!My Profile

  18. What a beautiful and unique recipe. I love Martha, well, most days. She did you right here. lol
    Kim Bee recently posted..Christmas Coconut Cake for Day 3 of #ChristmasWeekMy Profile

    • Hahahaa! You win some, you lose some! You adapted and bounced back and made something spectacular! Good for you! Your creativity knows no bounds!!! :-)

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