Anna Olson's Unbelievable Chocolate Potato Cupcake Recipe!

  • Published on Aug 16, 2019
  • Chef Anna Olson demonstrates how to make her unbelievable Chocolate Potato Cupcake recipe from scratch! Make sure to follow along with the recipe below when you make these amazing chocolate cupcakes!
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    Makes about 30 mini cupcakes
    ¼ cup (60 g) unsalted butter at room temperature
    1/3 cup (70 g) sugar
    1 large egg at room temperature
    1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
    ¼ cup (50 g) packed cool unseasoned (plain) mashed potatoes,
    3 (45 ml) Tbsp milk
    2/3 cup (100 g) all purpose flour
    3 Tbsp (22 g) Dutch process cocoa powder
    ¾ (2 g) tsp baking powder
    pinch salt
    Ganache Glaze:
    ½ cup (125 ml) whipping cream
    1 Tbsp (15 g) unsalted butter
    4 oz (115 g) dark chocolate, chopped
    sprinkles, candied ginger or other small candies, for garnish
    1. Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C) and line 30 mini muffin tin cups with paper liners.
    2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light in colour. Beat in the egg and vanilla, and then beat in the mashed potatoes and milk.
    3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Add this to the butter mixture and stir until evenly combined. Pipe or spoon this into the prepared muffin cups, only filling each halfway with batter. Bake the cupcakes for about 12 minutes, until a tester inserted in the centre of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes in their tin before glazing.
    4. For the glaze, heat the cream and butter to just below a simmer and pour this over the chocolate, letting it site one minute before whisking until smooth. Carefully pour this over the cupcake, to fill up to the top of the paper liner and chill the cupcakes about an hour to set the glaze. Add desired garnish before serving.
    The mini cupcakes will keep, refrigerated, for up to 3 days.
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  • TheNara30
    TheNara30 4 days ago +1

    It'd be great if u could show us how it us when cut or bitten into. .thank you for this wonderful recipe..

  • Daphne Ho
    Daphne Ho 22 days ago

    Can I use the same measure of ingredients for normal standard muffin tin size .

  • William's Kitchen EN
    William's Kitchen EN 27 days ago +1

    You gotta love a good potato cake! 🥔🥔 Such a fun recipe and actually the first time I see someone use potato in cake, thanks for sharing!

  • Sara Cheng
    Sara Cheng 29 days ago +2

    Potato makes the cake healthier! I will try to make them some times. Thanks!

  • rob James
    rob James 29 days ago +1

    1/4 cup of potatoes I’m sure makes no difference. Stupid just a gimmick

    • 0† 4
      0† 4 29 days ago

      It's only about 10pc potato. I like the idea of potato and chocolate though.
      Potato, unsweetened chocolate, honey, stevia, salt.

  • Vatsal Narang
    Vatsal Narang Month ago

    0:47 I think this tool can also be used to juice citrus fruits..

  • LeAny
    LeAny Month ago

    Potato and Chocolate - very interesting combination. We'll try it. :)
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  • Maria Loureiro
    Maria Loureiro Month ago

    (: Have a good weekend!!!!!!!..... 😚☺🤗

  • Maria Loureiro
    Maria Loureiro Month ago

    (: A different way but if they can make bread with the potato....then it is also good for other baked goods!!!!!..... ☺😚
    They came out beautiful!!!!!...... 😚

  • Emmy Guiang
    Emmy Guiang Month ago +1

    Can I use the same amount of potato powder in place of cooked potatoes? Thank you.

  • Ardemis Aguirre
    Ardemis Aguirre Month ago +1

    Evr every time you surprise me with an amazing recipes thanks a lot 👍👍😋😋😍💐💐

  • Alice Ranjini
    Alice Ranjini Month ago +1

    I'm gonna try it 😍

  • Mike Ivy
    Mike Ivy Month ago +1

    Hmmmm? U come up with such delicious looking recipes...I have a ricer and my wife does not like it when I make potatoes with it...she likes her mashed potatoes mashed....not creamed...but man they are good, both types...this reminds me of potatoes bread...just sweet...thank u Ms. watching u... such an inspiration!

  • Nidhi Shah
    Nidhi Shah Month ago +1

    Interesting recipe :)

  • Bran Miller
    Bran Miller Month ago +1

    Would you get the same result if you swapped thr potato for a banana or a plantain?

    • Appaddict01
      Appaddict01 Month ago

      Bran Miller I made the cake. It was very moist & delicious. The banana flavor was fairly strong. I think the potato will be more of a neutral flavor.

  • Penny Teh
    Penny Teh Month ago +1

    Hi Anna. Can I make the normal size cupcakes with this recipe? I do not have small cupcakes tins. Thanks.

  • Joe Shimwell
    Joe Shimwell Month ago +2

    what the heck this is aamazing, omg almost 500k subscribers, it will be a million by Christmas ahahahahah

  • Aurel Sheremetaj
    Aurel Sheremetaj Month ago +2

    The perfect recipe for me to take to the beach just love it ❤.
    Sorry Im late today 🙏

  • Vathsala Devi
    Vathsala Devi Month ago +2

    Wow! I didn't know you could bake cupcakes with potato. Nice recipe. Can you tell me how to get smooth surface on brownies? Mine always cracks. Also, how to cut brownies without sticking to the knife?

    • Maria Loureiro
      Maria Loureiro Month ago

      (: I think there is a tip where you "rinse the knife in warm water before slicing"..... so they "will not stick as you slice them" .... Try it...
      Your other questiom is best answered by Anna!!!!!...... ☺😚🤗

  • Geetha Sandran
    Geetha Sandran Month ago +3

    With potatoes 🥔... lovely

  • Gamers Club
    Gamers Club Month ago +11

    Anna your work inspire me to be a chef I just love your recipe.. I can't thank you much.. Now I love to cook and bake thanks to you..

  • AlSi
    AlSi Month ago +5

    Thanks for this cool and interesting recipe! I'm your Russian subscriber😁

  • Karlene Andrews
    Karlene Andrews Month ago +4

    That's so interesting Anna. I would never thought of using potatoes in baked sweets.

  • Goyal Priya
    Goyal Priya Month ago +2

    Hey Anna
    Nice recipe
    But why can't we replace flour by adding more mashed potatoes?
    Potatoes also have starch and binding properties, so why we can't use that?
    Have a nice day

  • Wedart Studio
    Wedart Studio Month ago +8

    Very nice and interesting recipe! Thank you for this video recipe and nice presentation!😊🌐💕😊

  • Ronald Tongol
    Ronald Tongol Month ago +5

    Mmm! Potato and chocolate sounds new to me but it sure looks yummy 😋

  • Hannah Irfan
    Hannah Irfan Month ago +6

    Sounds weird but I'm sure it tastes awesome!

  • FitAngie
    FitAngie Month ago +4

    Oh my gosh I’ve never heard of potatoes in cupcakes, how interesting 😍

  • Chef shaheena
    Chef shaheena Month ago +2

    Beautiful and very yummy recipe

  • Karla Laine
    Karla Laine Month ago +2

    Healthy and yummy at the same time❤

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