Chocolate Potato Cake

Lynnda Cloutier


The potato in this recipe is very unusual.

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1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup cold unseasoned mashed potato
1/2 cup milk
1 recipe chocolate frosting, recipe follows

How to Make Chocolate Potato Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just blended after each addition. With mixer at low speed, gradually beat in potato, followed by the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool cake in pan for 30 minutes. Turn out onto a rack to cool completely. Spread top and sides of cake with frosting.
    Chocolate Frosting:
    3 cups powdered sugar
    1 cup butter
    1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    2/3 cup milk

    Beat butter in a bowl and with beater, beat on high speed until creamy. With mixer on low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar to the butter. When all the powdered sugar has been added beat on high speed for 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in cocoa powder and slowly add the milk. When all ingredients have been added, turn the mixture to high speed and beat for 30 seconds, scraping down sides and rebeating. The frosting should be dark in color and of spreadable consistency. Makes about 3 cups.
    Serve 8 to 10
    The Golden Book of Chocolate

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About Chocolate Potato Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate