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Chocolate Potato Cake

Grandma's God Mother, Wilma Foley made this cake for Grandma's birthday since she was very little

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Serves 6people
Ingredients
1
cup butter
2
cups sugar
4
eggs
2
cups flour
nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, salt
2
tsp baking soda
3/4
cup sour cream
2
squares baker's chocolate melted
1
cup nuts
2 1/2
cups raisins
2
cups mashed potatoes
Frosting:
2
cubes butter
1
package of powdered sugar
Directions
1.
Cream together 1 c butter and 2 c sugar
2.
Add 4 eggs, one at a time
3.
Sift 2 c flour, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp cloves, 2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt
4.
Add sifted mixture to cream mixture with 3/4 c sour cream
5.
Add 2 squares of baker's chocolate - melted, 1 c nuts and 2 1/2 c raisins
6.
Lastly, add 2c warm mashed potatoes
7.
Bake at 350 degrees, three layers of cake, about 30-40 minutes
8.
For Frosting:
9.
Cream 2 cubes of butter and 1 package of powdered sugar
10.
Simmer and let cool: 8 T ghiradelli chocolate and 1/2 c coffee and 2 beaten egg yolks - then add to creamed mixture when cool
11.
You can also add nuts if desired

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