Recently, I came across this hilarious video of TikTok star B. Dylan Hollis making a chocolate potato cake recipe that dates back to 1912.
He’s clearly skeptical about the idea of adding mashed potatoes to his cake batter, but he ends up being quite shocked by the results. After watching the video and his reaction, it’s almost impossible not to want to bake a chocolate potato cake yourself.
Unfortunately, Hollis didn’t share the recipe with his viewers, so I went on a search of my own for a promising chocolate potato cake recipe. Here’s what happened when I gave it a try.
How to Make a Chocolate Potato Cake
You’ll begin by preheating the oven to 350°F, greasing a Bundt pan (or any tube pan) with butter, and dusting the pan with cocoa powder. Peel and roughly chop a potato. Bring the potato to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and cook until tender. Drain the potato and mash until smooth.
In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Then, using either a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together for about 3 minutes until fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time and beat well after each one. Add in the vanilla and chocolate and mix until fully incorporated. Mix in the mashed potato until combined. Alternate adding in the flour mixture and the sour cream, mixing until just combined.
Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes, then flip it over on a wire rack. Once the cake has finished cooling, slice and serve! Martha recommends serving with a dollop of whipped cream, which I couldn’t resist.
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