Chocolate 'Tato Cake

Ingredients:
CAKE
Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup Hungry Jack® Instant Mashed Potato Flakes
1 cup boiling water
1 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
OR 1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
1/2 cup sour cream
3 large eggs
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
GLAZE
4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preparation Directions:
1.HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan with no-stick cooking spray.
2.BREAK 4 oz. chocolate into pieces. Place in large bowl. Add potato flakes. Pour boiling water over flakes and chocolate. Let stand 5 minutes or until potato flakes are softened and chocolate is melted. Stir to combine.
3.SPOON flour lightly into measuring cup. Level off. Add flour and all remaining cake ingredients, except pecans, to potato flake mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in pecans, if desired. Pour batter into prepared pan.
4.BAKE 45 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool upright in pan for 30 minutes. Invert onto serving plate. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
5.MELT 4 oz. chocolate with 3 tablespoons water and 1 tablespoon butter in small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in additional water, a few drops at a time if needed, for desired glaze consistency. Immediately spoon glaze over cooled cake, allowing some to run down sides.
TIPHigh Altitude: Decrease sugar to 1 cup. Bake as directed above.
Yield: 20 servings
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 1 hrs

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Serving Size (1/20), Calories 280 (Calories from Fat 180), Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 260mg, Total Carbohydrate 37g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 26g), Protein 3g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 4%, Iron 6%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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