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Idaho Potato Cake Recipe
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Idaho Potato Cake Recipe

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Potatoes in dessert? Many cooks never think of the possibility. But this delicious cake gets its moist texture from Idaho spuds. We raise them here on our farm, and our son has also developed and markets potato ice cream! —LaRene Reed, Idaho Falls, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 337 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in potatoes and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda; add alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in nuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Idaho Potato Cake in Taste of Home February/March 1993, p33


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kem8286@yahoo.com User ID: 5820924 218002
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"my favorite chocolate cake recipe!"

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Mrs. Cowan User ID: 5400585 5123
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"This cake is very moist. I especially liked the fact that it isn't as sweet as regular cake. I added a cup of chocolate chips, as one reviewer suggested. Very nice!"

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Nutmeg04222 User ID: 6114233 2810
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"this was so easy and good use of leftover potatoes. I wouldn't say mine came out fluffy, more like a cross between a brownie and cake. Next time I make it I will add some semi sweet chocolate chips to add even more chocolate flavor."

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ray tice User ID: 2358861 2908
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"Moist, fluffy andmost of all YUMMY!!"

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