Friday, March 13, 2009


This recipe is from the late mother of children I went to elementary school with.

2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1 cup chopped nuts

Stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a large mixing bowl, mix shortening and sugar beating until light; add eggs and beat until mixture is light and fluffy. Add the potatoes and vanilla mixing until well blended. Stir the flour mixture into the creamy mixture, alternating with the milk. Stir in the nuts. Pour into a greased 13 x 9x 2-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting or dust top with powdered sugar.


Vickie said...

Hey, Stopped by to do some catching up and this sounds interesting. I would have never thought about putting mashed potatoes in a cake.

Reading on down saw your posting about your health. I hope everything goes well and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take Care :)

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Oh, boy! Someone after my own heart. I just started Vintage Recipe Thursday and I have sweet treats on my dessert blog. I'd love for you to join us not only on Thursdays, but anytime at Joy Of Desserts.

I saw in another post you will be having surgery soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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