Mashed potatoes give this chocolate spice cake a wonderful texture.

Potato Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add potato and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and mash. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.

    2 Cream butter, gradually add brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in mashed potatoes.

    3 Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in melted chocolate and pecans. Pour batter into a prepared 10 inch Bundt pan.

    4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour or until cake tests done. Cool in pan 20 minutes; remove cake from pan, and cool completely before serving.


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