Thursday, January 28, 2021

Farmer's Potato Chocolate Cake (1959)

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 squares unsweetened  chocolate
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup hot, unseasoned mashed potatoes
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tbspn baking powder
  • 1/8 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar 

Heat milk slowly in saucepan. Add chocolate, and stir to melt. Cool. Cream shortening and 1 3/4 cups sugar until light and fluffy. 

Combine chocolate mixture with mashed potatoes. Add to creamed mixture. Beat in egg yolks.  Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir into batter. Add vanilla.

Beat egg whites until stiff, adding the 1/4 cup of sugar gradually. Fold into batter. Pour into 3 greased, waxed paper-lined 8-inch round layer cake pans. 

Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 30 minutes. Cool on racks and frost as desired. 

More "Lost" Potato Recipes
Farmer's Sweet Potato Coffee Bread (1959)
(Origin - "Farm Journal's Country Cookbook" edited by Nell B. Nichols, 1959.)

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