Chocolate Potato Cake

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar divided
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup hot mashed or riced potatoes (no milk, butter or seasoning added)
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  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Fluffy White Frosting:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tsp. light corn syrup
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar. Add egg yolks; beat well. Add potatoes and mix thoroughly. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and milk, beating until smooth. Stir in vanilla and nuts. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add remaining sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.

Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool. Combine first 5 frosting ingredients in top of a double boiler. Beat with electric mixer for 1 minute. Place over boiling water; beat constantly for 7 minutes, scraping sides of pan occasionally. Remove from heat. Add vanilla; beat 1 minute. Frost cake. 16-20 servings.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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June 7, 20060 found this helpful

DO YOU TASTE THE POTATOES IN IT? WHY ARE POTATOES ADDED? TO MAKE IT MOIST??

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March 9, 20110 found this helpful

Thanks so much for this recipe! In my girlhood my dad used to buy spudnuts which are donuts made with potatoes. One of my mom's friends made this and we just loved it! I have wanted to find it and now you have provided it.

Just like with potato bread, this will taste so good!

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