Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spud & Spice Cake

1 3/4 cup sugar, 1 cup cold mashed potatoes, 3/4 cup shortening, 1 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. salt, 1/2 t. nutmeg (cream thoroughly about 4 minutes). Beat in 3 eggs. Add 1 t. baking soda, 1 cup buttermilk. Add alternately with 2 cups flour. Beat into smooth batter. Add 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (blend into batter).

Empty batter into a prepared (well greased & lightly floured) cake pan. Bake 50 - 60 minutes. Cool completely and frost....

Quick Caramel Frosting: Melt 1/4 cup butter in a sauce pan, stir in 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar. Continue cooking over low heat 2 minutes. Add 3T. milk,. Bring to a full boil. Cool to lukewarm without stirring. Add 2 cups sifted powdered sugar; beat until smooth & spreading consistency. Frost cooled cake.

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