Friday, January 22, 2010

Mashed Potato Cake

Okay , yes I have been a LAME blogger lately.. I really don't consider myself a writer.

On Facebook, friends have said I should blog my recipes, since I'm always cooking..
I'm by no means a professional, but figured I could share some of the things I make.

Mashed Potato Cake is a recipe from my mom... I'm not sure if she got it from her mother or not.. When I mention it, I get funny looks from people, but really.. it's just a starch, like flour, I suppose. It's a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, even if you put salt and pepper in them.. makes no diff, but not if they are garlic... (obviously...)
It is a cake that needs no frosting, but is more like a snack cake.
Cocoa, raisins (optional, but we like them) and cinnamon, nutmeg & allspice make it almost a spice cake, I suppose.. so.. here goes

Mashed Potato Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and Flour a 9x9 pan
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed potatoes
1/2 soured milk or buttermilk
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
6 Tbsp cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
Mix together sugar, shortening, eggs & mashed potatoes.
Mix dry ingredients together and then add alternately with
milk and vanilla to sugar mixture. Then stir in raisins.
Bake in a greased and floured 9 inch square cake pan
at 350 Degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Do not frost it... we never have.. it is yummy best just out of the
oven with a glass of ice cold milk!
I hope someone is daring enough to try it.. let me
know if you like it!