13 responses

  1. Katie
    March 14, 2008

    That looks wonderful. I haven’t had potato in a cake before but yours looks so good I now want to give it a go.

  2. jen of a2eatwrite
    March 14, 2008

    This looks remarkable. Gorgeous pics, too!

  3. Nick
    March 14, 2008

    Delicious looking and not entirely unhealthy. I’ve heard of using baked potatoes in baking, I really need to try that. If nothing else, the frosting looks deadly. I think I might make a batch of the frosting and just eat that!

    The Peanut Butter Boy

  4. Indigo
    March 15, 2008

    That photo of the swirly chocolate goo in your food processor makes me want to marry you, just a little bit.

    You, or your cake. I’m not fussy.

  5. Fran Costigan
    March 15, 2008

    Hi Jessica,
    I’m very happy to see the Chocolate Cream Frosting from my book, Great Good Dairy Free Desserts Naturally, applied so handsomely on your moist sounding cake. Thank you for the attribution.

    Though I know longer use dairy, eggs, or refined sugar, I do know a good cake when I see one. I agree with you that desserts should be good for you, and must taste good too. Funny enough, I get lots of marriage proposals via my Chocolate Cake to Live For.

    Next time you might consider using my dairy free ganache. By the way, I have used water ganache, though it amazes me still. My DF ganache, made with either soy creamer or coconut milk, produces a great glaze and truffle base. It’s all about the chocolate, of course.

    Happy St Pats to you.

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      March 15, 2008

      Fran, oh my goodness, the baker herself! I really like the vegan ganache frosting from Cook’s Illustrated (they were used to make the truffles in the header), but it’s loaded with chocolate and coconut milk. Your chocolate frosting was very close, but a fraction of the calories. I’ll keep your dairy-free ganache in mind, although I’m wary of soy creamer. It seems unnatural. Could I just add oil to soy milk?

      Indigo, you do realize that I’m a girl, right? Ha ha! Actually, when I served this cake last night, a guy wanted to kiss me and marry me. I said, “It’s just a cake. No, it’s just tofu and potatoes!”

      Nick, I think the frosting would be very good with peanut butter. To answer your question about the black-eyed bean cake, it is VERY moist. It’s like carrot cake without the carrots.

  6. Fran Costigan
    March 16, 2008

    Hi Jessica
    You do not have to add oil; using soymilk works just fine in truffles.
    It makes sense that full-fat soymilk would be best but any (I use Silk) is fine.
    Re: the Peanut Butter remark: the recipe for my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream, (also from More Great Good Desserts Naturally), is posted in my website. http://www.francostigan.com. It answered my desire for you know whose Peanut Butter Cups.

    Eating chocolate everyday (but fairtraded and organic, I am Fran.

  7. Nick
    March 16, 2008

    I think I might try a version of the icing with peanut butter. I’m thinking of putting it on some homemade black bean brownies that I’ll be making soon! This bean puree thing is spreading over the internet like crazy since the start of the new year (new year resolutions maybe?). I remember searching for black bean brownies at the end of 2007 and read in a few places to buy a brownie mix from the store and just add a can of pureed black beans and nothing else. But now people are coming up with some really healthy recipes, some don’t even contain flour.

    I’m lovin this blog, its going on my blogroll right now! Thanks!

    The Peanut Butter Boy

  8. amanda
    March 17, 2008

    Jess, this cake is absolutely amazing! I’ve never heard of potatoes in a cake, but if you can bake with beets, then you can bake with potatoes, right? the frosting on that cake looks really thick and smooth.

  9. niko
    March 18, 2008


    Another awesome creation that you have featured on your site that I have to try and make in my micro kitchen. Very cool. Gotta get to that Meme thing too.


  10. DoughGirl
    March 21, 2008

    What a wonderful cake from a wonderful baker….I’ve fallen in love with this blog! I’ll have to give this recipe a try!

  11. iamjuan
    September 18, 2009

    I also LOVE potatoes, and your chocolate cake is ingenious. I will definitely give this a try!

  12. Margo
    March 12, 2012

    I’m with you on potatoes! I love this cake and and I’m definitely going to try it. Thanks for posting this.

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