Sounds crazy, but it's true...mashed potatoes make this chocolate cake moist, flavorful and absolutely delicious. This may just become your favorite cake recipe.
cost per recipe: $5.91
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cup vegetable shortening
squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted
teaspoon vanilla extract
cup prepared instant mashed potato flakes, cooled
cups all-purpose flour, sifted
teaspoon baking soda
Heat the oven to 375°F.
Beat the shortening and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
Stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Add the mashed potatoes and mix well.
Stir the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture alternately with the buttermilk and mix well after each addition.
Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round baking pans. Divide the batter evenly between the pans. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Frost the cake as desired.