Chocolate 'Tato Cake

Chocolate 'Tato Cake

Tags: Cakes, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 60 min
  • Ready Time: 145 min
  • Yield: 20 servings

Ingredients

CAKE

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup Hungry Jack® Instant Mashed Potato Flakes
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • OR 1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

GLAZE

  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  • BREAK 4 oz. chocolate into pieces. Place in large bowl. Add potato flakes. Pour boiling water over flakes and chocolate. Let stand 5 minutes or until potato flakes are softened and chocolate is melted. Stir to combine.
  • SPOON flour lightly into measuring cup. Level off. Add flour and all remaining cake ingredients, except pecans, to potato flake mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in pecans, if desired. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • BAKE 45 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool upright in pan for 30 minutes. Invert onto serving plate. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • MELT 4 oz. chocolate with 3 tablespoons water and 1 tablespoon butter in small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in additional water, a few drops at a time if needed, for desired glaze consistency. Immediately spoon glaze over cooled cake, allowing some to run down sides.
  • TIP High Altitude: Decrease sugar to 1 cup. Bake as directed above.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1/20), Calories 280 (Calories from Fat 180), Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 260mg, Total Carbohydrate 37g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 26g), Protein 3g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 4%, Iron 6%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.