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Kadecia’s Tahini and Sweet Potato Buttercream

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  • Chef: Kadecia
  • Type: dessert
  • Serves: 12
  • Time: 5 mins
  • Cost: 12p

Our member Kadecia made this delicious healthier tahini and sweet potato buttercream at our session at St Stephen’s Church in Stockwell. It’s a much healthier alternative to traditional buttercream. Not only does it include a portion of vegetables, it’s low in added sugar.


  • 400 g sweet potatoes (about 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes)
  • 1 heaped tbsp tahini
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (you can use agave or date syrup too)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Cook the potatoes (roast, boil or steam) until really tender.
  2. Once cooked, drain the potatoes (remove skins if cooked unpeeled).
  3. Using a blender or a food processor, blend until smooth.
  4. Leave it to cool completely before using. To use spread on top of a cake as you would with any other buttercream.