Idaho Potato Cakes


1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup cold mashed potatoes
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
¼ cup baking cocoa
1 cup milk
1 cup chopped nuts


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in potatoes and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda; add alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in nuts.

Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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