2 cups sweet potatoes (peeled. cooked and mashed)
6 tablespoons butter or 6 tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar, dark
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup self-rising cornmeal
1 cup self-rising flour
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
1 ounce dark rum (optional)
Mix together the sweet potatoes with the butter and brown sugar.
Add the molasses, buttermilk and eggs and mix well.
Mix together the dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour and allspice) and combine with the sweet potato mixture.
Add the vanilla extract, raisins and rum and mix well.
Pour the batter into a 9″x9″ baking pan and bake at 325°F for one (1) hour or until brown.