"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Idaho Potato Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
In Loving Memory of Lucille Hanson
Added: Friday, June 13, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup butter-softened
2 cups sugar
1 cup cold mashed potatoes
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 c. cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup milk

Directions:
Directions:
350
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, beat well. Blend in potatoes and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa and soda. Add along with milk and stir well.
Pour into 13" x 9" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until cake tests done.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mama usually baked this the day after she made a meal which included mashed potatoes because there was always a dab left and she hated to throw anything. The potatoes make it wonderfully moist!

Mary

 

 

 

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