500 g water
250 g sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes (3 cm)
150 g red apple, peeled and cut into cubes (3 cm)
100 g butter, cut into pieces (3-4cm), plus extra for greasing
8 pitted fresh (Medjool) dates
80 g coconut flour
3⁄4 tsp baking powder
40 g raw cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
2 – 3 tbsp chocolate chips
1 Place water into mixing bowl. Place Varoma into position, then weigh sweet potato and apple into it. Secure Varoma lid and steam 25 min/Varoma/speed 2 or until sweet potato and apples are soft and tender.
2 Set Varoma aside, remove lid and leave sweet potato and apples to drain (approx. 10 minutes). Discard steaming water and dry mixing bowl.
3 Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease and line a square cake tin (21 cm) with baking paper and set aside.
4 Place butter and dates into warm mixing bowl and mix 10 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.
5 Add reserved warm sweet potato and apples and blend 10 sec/speed 6.
6 Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula and blend 10 sec/speed 6 or until butter is melted and mixture is smooth.
7 Add eggs, flour, baking powder, cacao and vanilla and mix 10 sec/speed 5.
8 Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula and mix 10 sec/speed 5. Transfer mixture into prepared baking tin and smooth surface with spatula. Scatter chocolate chips over slice and bake for 20 minutes (160°C), or until just cooked. Allow to cool in tin for a minimum of 15 minutes. Cut into squares before serving.