Potato Chocolate Cake

1 c. softened butter or margarine
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. cold mashed potatoes
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. flour
1/4 c. baking cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. milk
1 c. chopped nuts

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in potatoes and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda. Add alternately with milk, blending well after each addition. Stir in nuts. Pour into greased and floured 9×13×2-inch pan. Bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool and frost.

Marlys Dotzenrod