Ground almonds, cinnamon, lemon zest, and mashed ('riced') potatoes are the key to this moist chocolate torte.



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • To rice potatoes: place potatoes in a saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain potatoes, and cool slightly. Hold the ricer over a bowl and force the potatoes through the sieve until completely processed. You will need 1 cup riced potatoes for the recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Sift together flour, baking powder, cloves and cinnamon; set aside.

  • Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add yolks, one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add 1 cup riced/mashed potatoes, heavy cream, ground almonds, grated chocolate, and lemon zest and mix well.

  • Blend in flour mixture and mix until combined. Beat egg whites with an electric mixer until medium-stiff peaks form.

  • Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into batter to lighten it, then fold in remaining egg whites until no streaks remain.

  • Pour batter into a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean, about 1 1/2 hours. Let cool, then frost with chocolate frosting.

Cook's Note:

Check with a cookware store if you have never seen a potato ricer.

Nutrition Facts

573.7 calories; 9.6 g protein; 68.6 g carbohydrates; 122.5 mg cholesterol; 218.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
This was okay. The directions don't say where to put the heavy whipping cream so I just added it to the wet ingredients when I added the potatoes. I left out the almonds due to allergies. The batter tasted slightly bland so I added 1tsp salt and that helped immensely. The recipe made exactly 24 cupcakes which baked beautifully. The flavor was nice though weak. They were not as light as a typical cake but not as dense as a pound cake or quick bread. Moist enough the first day they got dry fairly quickly after that. I might make again though I would use more zest and substitute oil for the butter to increase moisture. Read More