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Wet Chocolate L’Orange Pound Cake

No recipe image available.Who would suspect the secret to this delicious dessert is potatoes? This failproof recipe will have everyone clamoring back for seconds.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine (3 sticks), softened
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
1 large Idaho Potato, cooked and mashed
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon orange extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 large eggs

Cream Cheese Icing:
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Raspberries for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. About 4 hours before serving or early in the day: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour 10-inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat sugar with margarine or butter just until blended. Increase speed to high, beat 3 minutes or until light and fluffy, scraping bowl often with rubber spatula.
  3. Reduce speed to low, add flour and next 8 ingredients; beat until well mixed, constantly scraping bowl. Increase speed to high, beat 2 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake 1 hour and 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  5. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. With spatula, loosen cake from pan, remove from pan and cool completely on rack.
  6. When cake is cool, prepare Cream Cheese Icing, spread on top of cake allowing some to drizzle down the sides of cake. Garnish cake with raspberries.
  7. To prepare the Cream Cheese Icing: In a small bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat softened cream cheese and milk until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla extract until well-blended and a good spreading consistency, adding additional milk if necessary.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the Idaho Potato Commission.