A versatile cake made with mashed potatoes and chocolate. Add 1 teaspoon each cinnamon and allspice for a chocolate spice cake!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
45 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the melted chocolate, vanilla and mashed potatoes. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 26.8g 9% DV; fat 10.1g 16% DV; cholesterol 32.5mg 11% DV; sodium 271.8mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2007
I made this cake years ago to add life to a school project. My mom had a box of instant potato mash which we were never going to use so i figured why not. The cake came out moist and smooth. It was not very chocolatey rich but it still made a great tasting cake. Everyone was surprised to learn that it did include potatos and needless to say I got an A on the project for it made a very interesting presentation. Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2011
I put 1/2 c. walnuts in this cake and used cloves instead of allspice. This cake is ok but really a good old chocolate cake is enough without the bother of mashed potatoes. Plus the mashed potatoes I used I could have used for supper but had to more. Read More
(3)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2007
I made this cake years ago to add life to a school project. My mom had a box of instant potato mash which we were never going to use so i figured why not. The cake came out moist and smooth. It was not very chocolatey rich but it still made a great tasting cake. Everyone was surprised to learn that it did include potatos and needless to say I got an A on the project for it made a very interesting presentation. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2007
This was a great tasting moist cake. It was wonderful still warm and also good the next day. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2011
I put 1/2 c. walnuts in this cake and used cloves instead of allspice. This cake is ok but really a good old chocolate cake is enough without the bother of mashed potatoes. Plus the mashed potatoes I used I could have used for supper but had to more. Read More
(3)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2017
that cake is to good:) Read More
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