Potato Cake

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 6 Ratings
Serves: 6-8
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Cooking Method: Bake


2 c sugar
3/4 c butter or margarine
1 c hot mashed potatoes
1 c cocoa
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 c walnut pieces
4 eggs, divided
1/2 c milk
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

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kathleen ralston Recipe
Lightly Salted
Sacramento, CA (pop. 466,488)
Member Since Nov 2011
kathleen's notes for this recipe:
Another strange old recipe from my grandmother. I used to love this cake.
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Sprinkle the top with powdered sugar and you'll be thrilled with this delectable, lovely cake! Mashed potatoes... who knew?!


Cream together the butter and sugar.
Add the egg yolks and milk and beat.
Add in the chocolate and hot mashed potatoes.
Add the flour, baking powder and spices and salt, and then the nuts, and beat.
Beat the egg whites and then fold them into the batter.
Spread in a square pan and bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until cake is done.

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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jan 18, 2012
interesting recipe...will have to give it a try.
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Nov 2, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Nov 2, 2012
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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Nov 2, 2012
Well it looks like the Kitchen Crew liked it.
CONGRATULATIONS on winning your 2nd blue ribbon Kathleen!!!
user kathleen ralston innerlife - Nov 2, 2012
Thanks Cin. I am tickled. I have always loved this cake.

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