This is one of those "don't bag it 'till you try it" and don't tell your husband/kids whats in it until they have a taste kind of recipes!
I used to make this cake on the odd occasion growing up, and was talking to Carli about it last week and felt like giving it go. I had forgotten how absolutely delicious it is, and I can't really describe the great texture this cake has. Its extremely moist and dense, but not in a mudcake kind of way. Three days later it still tastes as good as it did on day one.
Potato Chocolate Cake
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup cold mashed potato
1 1/4 cups self-raising flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/3 cup milk
Grease 20cm ring pan.
Cream butter and sugar in a small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, beat in eggs one at a time. Beat until combined.
Stir in potato with half the milk and half the flour. Then stir in remaining flour, cocoa and milk.
Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake in moderate oven for about 40 minutes.
Stand 5 minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool.
Spread cold cake with your favourite chocolate icing.