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Idaho Potato Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large 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

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 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

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

Reviews

Average Rating:
  • Robert
    Dec 31, 1969

    well made with the potato, Great.

  • Jan 16, 2015

    my favorite chocolate cake recipe!

  • Mrs. Cowan
    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!

  • Nutmeg04222
    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.

  • ray tice
    Jan 2, 2010

    Moist, fluffy andmost of all YUMMY!!

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