Hot Potato Cupcakes

2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. cloves
1 stick butter
2 c. sugar
1 c. plain, hot, mashed potatoes
2 sq. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. water
4 eggs, separated
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1 tsp. vanilla

Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and spices; set aside. Cream butter with sugar. Add hot mashed potatoes and chocolate. Dissolve baking soda in the water and add this into the mixture. Beat thoroughly. Beat egg yolks and add in. Add dry ingredients and milk alternately; continue beating.

Beat egg whites; fold in. Lastly, add nuts and vanilla. Bake 20 minutes at 375°.

Brenda Barrett