A while back Monsoon of dalmacijadownunder invited me and others to post some recipe with potato. My decision was to do a cake, but I did not want to do a simple cake, so I decided its going to be a Chocolate Cake the only thing I did is to just halve the ingredients for a smaller cake... This recipe is also my entry for this event....
200 butter, softened
4 dl sugar
2 medium or 1 large potato (to make 1 cup hot, unseasoned mashed potatoes)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
2 teaspoon baking soda
4½ dl chocolate chips
Chocolate frosting and filling:
170g melted semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
16 Tablespoon/(2 sticks) butter, room temperature,soft
5 dl powdered sugar
pinch of salt
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add potatoes and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in chocolate chips.
2.Pour into two greased and floured 22cm . round baking pans.Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
3.Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely before frosting and filing.
4.Frosting and filling:
Beat butter; Add sugar and mix until moistened.Add salt, vanilla, milk, and chocolates.Beat until fluffy and desired consistency, several minutes
5.Store at room temperature, covered airtight, for up to 3 days; freeze for longer storage.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home