Potato-Fudge Cake

2 1/4 c. cake flour
2 1/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. butter or shortening
2 c. sugar
2 sq. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 c. raw potato, grated
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1/2 c. milk

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Mix spices with butter. Gradually add sugar; blend in chocolate. Add grated potatoes and vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Beat batter for 1/2 minute. Pour into 2 well-greased, lightly floured 9×9×2-inch pans or one 9×13-inch pan. Bake at 375°for about 50 minutes. Cool. Frost with Potato Fudge Frosting.

1/3 c. soft butter
2 sq. (2 oz.) unsweetened chocolate
1/3 c. cold, smooth, mashed potatoes
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. (about) sifted powdered sugar
2 T. (about) milk

Melt in saucepan. Cook until lightly browned. Add chocolate and stir until melted. Add potatoes, salt and vanilla; mix well. Add powdered sugar alternately with milk, until frosting is smooth. Spread on cooled cake.

Robyn Carlson