Chocolate and Potato Cake

    40 minutes

    Sometimes the strangest ingredients make the best cakes! The addition of mashed potato makes a cake that is deliciously moist.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 60g dark chocolate, chopped
    • 125g butter
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 3/4 cup mashed potatoes
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/3 cup (85ml) milk

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 20cm round cake tins.
    2. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; set aside. Melt the chocolate in a cup or small bowl in the microwave. Stir every 15 seconds until smooth.
    3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the mashed potatoes and then the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the melted chocolate. Stir in the dry ingredients alternating with the milk just until everything is mixed. Divide evenly between the prepared pans and smooth the surface if needed.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans set over a wire rack.

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    made it in a blender very time consuming but worth it used more chocolate and less milk it turn out more like a brownie thumbs up will make again  -  08 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a dense moist cake. My sister doesn't care for cakes that have potatoes, carrots, or even strawberries in them. She couldn't taste the potatoes, and now is constantly asking me to make it. Great cake.  -  14 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    this is now my go-to chocolate cake recipe. I am serious! You cannot believe how moist and very chocolaty this is!!!! update: I had an extra can of coca-cola that needed a purpose and found a coca cola cake from this website and I believe in the mashed potato so much from THIS recipe, that i basically combined the two recipes! you have got to try this recipe to believe it! I didn't even use fresh potatoes! I always have extra boxes of instant potato flakes because they are given to me and I never use them. Now I know they are great to bake with! Try it!!!!! By the way, I want to try this without any chocolate at all, just lots of vanilla and see if it is still great!  -  05 Mar 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)