Moist Potato Chocolate Cake

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This is a rich chocolate cake with mashed potato to make it moist! It goes great with your favorite chocolate cream cheese frosting.

1
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 8-inch layer cake

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 eggs, room temperature

  • ¾ cup mashed potatoes

  • cup milk, room temperature

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.

  2. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Melt the bittersweet chocolate in a cup or small bowl in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds, until smooth. Warm mashed potatoes in microwave until room temperature (or cool freshly mashed potatoes).

  3. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add the room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Mix in the mashed potatoes and melted chocolate. Pour in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing until just incorporated. Pour the batter into prepared pans, smoothing the surface if needed.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool cakes in pans on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
17g Fat
66g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 374mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 226mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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