Blueberry Potato Cake Recipe -
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Blueberry Potato Cake

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"My grandmother used to make this when I was young and it is delicious. Its great for breakfast or for a midday snack."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Bring a small pot of water to boil, add potato and let it boil until tender (approximately 10 minutes). Drain well, then mash. Set aside 1 cup.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the blueberries to coat them in the flour mixture. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the warm mashed potato. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture with the blueberries, mixing just until incorporated.
  4. 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.
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Sep 30, 2004

Pretty dang good! I took it to our local garden club meeting. It was hit for sure! Anything with both a fruit and a vegetable has to be worth writing about! Several bakers from the club mentioned that blueberries and lemon are especially good together too. So next time, I will replace the vanilla with lemon and give it go. This is a moist old fashiony cake. Well worth trying if you have any spare berries hanging around!

Aug 11, 2005

I have mixed reviews about this cake. I liked that it was old-fashioned and it tasted good but it kind of reminded me of blueberry pancakes without the syrup. It was very moist but was too wet in the center. I added more time than the recipe stated & it still was too dense. This recipe could benefit from some kind of light cream frosting or something served on the side. My husband would not try this. Once I told him there was a mashed potato in it he refused.


4 Ratings

Feb 23, 2008

We found this to be an odd sort of cake. It didn't taste bad, just a little strange. The novelty of having a cake made with mashed potatoes probably was the highlight of the experience!

May 15, 2007

it was good, nothing special, however: you can do better with so many blueberries. I agree with another cook, it certainly coul do with a icing. Don't know if I'll do it again.


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  • Calories
  • 420 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 134 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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