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Potato Chocolate Cake

Potato Chocolate Cake

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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.

serves 12 people

Ingredients

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  • 1

    cup vegetable shortening

  • 2

    cups sugar

  • 4

    egg

  • 3

    squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1

    cup prepared instant mashed potato flakes, cooled

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour, sifted

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 3/4

    cup buttermilk

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How to Make It

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.
Step 1

Heat the oven to 375°F.

Step 2

Beat the shortening and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.

Step 3

Stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Add the mashed potatoes and mix well.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Recipe Tips

  • Flavor Variation: Chocolate Spice Cake: Add 1 teaspoon each cinnamon and allspice to the flour mixture and 1 cup raisins and/or nuts may be stirred into the batter, if desired.
  • Alternate Preparation: The cake may also be baked in a greased and floured 9-inch tube pan for 1 hour or in a greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan for 45 minutes.
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