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Chocolate Potato Cake

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Ingredients
  Hot mashed potatoes 100 Gram
  Double cream 30 Milliliter
  Unsalted butter 65 Gram, softened
  Sugar 200 Gram
  Plain chocolate 50 Gram, melted
  Soda bicarbonate 3 3⁄4 Milliliter
  Water 30 Milliliter
  Eggs 3 , separated, yolks beaten until light, whites stiffly beaten
  Plain flour 100 Gram
  Baking powder 5 Milliliter
  Salt 1 1⁄4 Milliliter
  Milk 50 Milliliter
  Rum 7 1⁄2 Milliliter
For rum cocoa icing
  Unsalted butter 40 Gram
  Icing sugar 225 Gram
  Cocoa powder 30 Milliliter
  Rum 15 Milliliter
  Strong coffee 22 1⁄2 Milliliter
Directions

The unlikely combination of mashed potato and chocolate makes a light and moist cake with the rum adding a richness of flavour.
Butter and line two 18 cm/7 inch round cake tins with greaseproof paper.
Brush the paper with melted butter and dust with flour.
Combine the mashed potato with the cream in a heatproof bowl.
Keep hot over a pan of hot water.
Beat the butter in a mixing bowl, until pale and soft.
Add the sugar and beat until well mixed.
Add the creamed potato and melted chocolate.
Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the water and add to the butter mixture.
Beat in the egg yolks 1 at a time.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together twice.
Fold them into the batter, adding alternately with the milk and rum.
Gently fold in a third of the egg whites, then fold in the rest.
Divide the mixture between the tins and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and leave the cakes in the tins on a wire tray for 5 minutes, before turning them out to cool completely.
To make the icing, beat the butter until pale and soft.
Sift together the icing sugar, cocoa powder and salt and gradually incorporate into the butter.
Stir in the rum and coffee.
Spread a layer of icing between the 2 layers arid over the top and sides of the cake.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Potato
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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