Pic of Chocolate and orange potato cake

Chocolate and orange potato cake

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Chocolate and orange potato cake

Pudding & Cake Serves 4 50 min
Moist and flavourful, this cake goes well with afternoon tea, or as a dessert with a trickle of cream. Mashed potatoes are great trick for achieving a softer cake – just don't add them to the mixture until they're completely cool or they will weigh it down.


  • 120g potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed
  • 175g butter
  • 225g demerara sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 110g plain chocolate, melted
  • grated rind and juice of 1 orange
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 225g self-raising flour


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 40 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4 and grease and line a 24cm cake tin.
  • Step 2

    In a large bowl cream the mashed potato, butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Step 3

    Beat in eggs and gradually stir in the melted chocolate and juice and rind of an orange.
  • Step 4

    Lightly fold in the cocoa powder and flour and pour the mixture into the cake tin.
  • Step 5

    Bake in the centre of the oven for 30-40 minutes.

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