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Idaho Potato Cake

"Potatoes in dessert? Many cooks never think of the possibility. But this delicious cake gets its moist texture from Idaho spuds. We raise them here on our farm, and our son has also developed and markets potato ice cream! --LaRene Reed, Idaho Falls, Idaho"
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Ingredients

55 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in potatoes and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda; add alternately with milk, blending well after each addition. Stir in nuts. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool on a wire rack.

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I loved this recipe. I am in advanced Culinary a my high school, and had to make something creative with potatoes. I used sweet potatoes and OMG, I loved it. My class did too. I had people in my...

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I made this recipe because I thought it was one I had used from the site before. Turns out I had the wrong recipe because these were insanely sweet and sticky. Go with the other chocolate-potato...

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I loved this recipe. I am in advanced Culinary a my high school, and had to make something creative with potatoes. I used sweet potatoes and OMG, I loved it. My class did too. I had people in my...

This is an easy cake to make. It is so moist. And if you ever get a chance to try the potato Ice Cream and Chocolate milk (that also has potato in it) Made by Reeds Dairy In Idaho Falls, Idaho ...

This cake is absolutely lovely! We enjoyed it very much and it was a great use for leftover mashed potatoes. I omitted the nuts and added "Chocolate Frosting I" from this site. This is definitel...

Before I decided to make real of this recipe, I went through most of the reviews raving about this. As good as expected, the texture of this cake turns out incredibly well-moistured and soft. Ho...

wow, I never would have thought to put potatoes in a cake but it's really good! I followed the recipe exactly minus the nuts.

I found a chocolate frosting made with potatos to go with this cake. So I put it in this site labeled Potato Fudge Frosting. I hope it works for everyone as I am in the process of making it as I...

I was jumping up and down when I saw this recipe!!!! I went to college in Idaho and miss Reed's ice cream and chocolate milk soooooo much!!!!! Its brilliant. This cake is fantastic!

WOW!!! OK so I love potatoes and ? love cake but would never in a million years think to put them together! So when I found this recipe I was skeptical for a second then remembered a neighbour...

This is the all time favorite cake at our house, great with or without frosting to enjoy s a snack cake or a decadent 2 layer iced cake. Super great chocolate cake and a great conversation start...