Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Sweet Potato Cake


'Highly beneficial' dessert. The batter is especially easy to prepare if you have a food processor.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 1 cup Kamut flour [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice or ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large or 2 medium apples, peeled and grated
  • 1-1/2 pound sweet potato, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt (if desired), allspice, and coriander.
  3. Set the bowl aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the oil and sugar until the mixture is creamy.
  5. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  6. Stir in the apple and potato.
  7. Add the flour mixture to the potato mixture, and stir the ingredients well.
  8. Stir in the nuts.
  9. Pour the batter into a greased 8' or 9' square baking pan.
  10. Place the pan in the hot oven, and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  11. Let the cake cool in the pan on a rack for 5-10 minutes before turning it out on the rack to cool completely.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Potato (Sweet)2 ,3 A N B B B B B N
Kamut2 ,3 ,4 N N A A A A N N
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N A
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Canola Oil1 ,2 N N N N A A N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Allspice1 N N A A A A N N
Clove- N N N N N N N N
Vanilla- N N N N N N N A
Coriander- N N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 12, 2007 at 05:36 PM By: Lola