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Recipe Thursday-Potato Chocolate Cake with Hatfield White Fluffy Frosting

Posted on December 26th, 2013 | Posted in Dessert, Recipes

Yummy! This recipe is a sentimental recipe that I received from my dear neighbor growing up! It is Potato Chocolate Cake that uses Hatfield’s lard in the white fluffy frosting. Lard in most recent years has been a frowned upon cooking and baking ingredient, but as people go back to using more natural, under processed, ingredients I foresee a growth in lard sales. I have not used much lard in cooking, but as a baking ingredient it has incomparable results-both in consistency and flavor. I recommend testing some out in your next baking/cooking adventure.

This cake is moist from the mashed potato and sour cream and not overly sweet. While the fluffy white frosting is light and airy and adds the perfect amount of sweetness to each bite. I made this bundt cake for Hometown’s 5th Annual Christmas Party!

Potato Chocolate Cake with Hatfield White Fluffy Frosting

Potato Chocolate Cake with Lard Frosting

Yield 16 Servings
4 eggs, separated (EGG014, DOZ)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (991842, 50#)
1/2 cup brown sugar (992005, 50#)
1 cup unsalted butter (880030, 1#)
4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled (994025, 12/4OZ)
1 cup mashed potatoes, prepared to eat (557064, 6/4#)
2 cups flour (991889, 25#)
1/2 teaspoon salt (991862, 50#)
2 teaspoons baking powder (NOT1050, 50#)
2/3 cup sour cream (HPH050, 5#)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (979000, 50#)
2 teaspoon vanilla (NFC1055, GAL)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (880030, 1#)
1 cup granulated sugar (991842, 50#)
1/2 cup Hatfield lard (HTF4404, 38.5#)
3 tablespoons flour (991889, 25#)
2/3 cup milk (HPH004, 1/2GAL)
1 teaspoon vanilla (NFC1055, GAL)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9″ tube pan or 2-9″ layer pans. Mix sugars together, set aside. Beat egg whites till stiff, gradually add 1/2 cup sugar mixture, one tablespoon at a time and beat until stiff. Set aside. In large bowl cream sugar with butter until fluffy, add yokes, cooled chocolate and mashed potatoes. Sift flour with salt and baking powder and add to the batter. Mix sour cream with baking soda and vanilla and add to the batter. Fold in egg whites. Bake for 50 minutes-using tube pan or 35 minutes-using layer pans.

While baking make frosting. Combine all ingredients and beat on low for 12 minutes.

Potato Chocolate Cake

When cake has cooled remove from pan and frost.

Potato Chocolate Cake

Recipe from the Kitchen of Beejee Herr

About Foodservice Rewards

Posted on December 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Announcements

Have you noticed these yellow stickers on some of the products you buy from Hometown?

foodservice rewards

Well, make sure that you are reaping the benefits from buying brands that participate in Foodservice Rewards! As a foodservice operator you can register online for free and start to be rewarded for your ongoing brand loyalty. Foodservice Rewards let you earn rewards for your business, your employees, and yourself, just for buying quality products from Hometown Provisions. It is free and easy to participate. Click here to view a brief video introduction to Foodservice Rewards. Click here to enroll and learn more about the program.

Some of the participating Foodservice Rewards Brands that Hometown carries:

  • AdvancePierre Foods
  • Brew City
  • Butterball
  • Carolina Turkey
  • Cattlemen’s
  • Chef Pierre
  • Chef-Mate
  • Comet
  • Dawn
  • Frank’s Redhot
  • French’s
  • Gold Medal
  • Hatfield
  • Heinz
  • Hot Pockets
  • Icelandic
  • Krusteaz
  • Nestle
  • Old California Tomatoes
  • Perdue
  • Pierce Chicken
  • Pillsbury
  • Premium Reserve
  • Prima Porta
  • Rich’s
  • Sara Lee
  • Spic & Span
  • Stouffer’s
  • Trio

Featured Product-Premium Reserve Pork

Posted on December 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured Product

Premium Reserve

Premium Reserve Pork, a Clemens’ Food Group brand, is the gold standard of tender and juicy pork products. Highly marbleized in order to be consistently juicy and tender, Premium Reserve Pork provides “steakhouse” quality cuts of meat for high-end dining establishments.

Item # Description Case Weight # Per Case Package Size
HTF1066 8 Rib Center – 6.5 lb. ave* 13 lb. 2 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1135 Bnls. CC Loin – 6 lb. ave* 12 lb. 2 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1642 Short Loin W/Tender 30 lb. 6 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1643 Tenderloin* 21 lb. 12 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1144 Flat Iron Steaks – 14 oz.* 8.75 lb. 10 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1614 Rib Eye – 6 oz. 7.5 lb. 20 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1634 Rib Eye – 8 oz.* 8 lb. 16 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1661 CC Pork Chops – 4 oz. 10 lb. 40 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1629 CC Pork Chops – 5 oz. 10 lb. 32 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1677 CC Pork Chops – 6 oz.* 10 lb. 27 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1830 CC Pork Chops – 8 oz. 10 lb. 20 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1682 CC Pork Chops – 10 oz. 10 lb. 16 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1635 Top Strip Steaks – 5.5 oz. 8.25 lb. 24 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1636 Top Strip Steaks – 8 oz.* 8 lb. 16 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1646 Top Strip Steaks – 8 oz. / Bulk Pack 10 lb. 20 pc/cs. 1 pc.
HTF1637 Top Strip Steaks – 10 oz. 10 lb. 16 pc/cs. 1 pc.
  • This product line is special order. We receive delivery from Clemens every Tuesday and Thursday.

*These products are now a part of Foodservice Rewards!

Seasonal Products

Posted on December 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Seasonal Products

These seasonal products are now available!

Cherry Tapioca

Item # Description Pack

Bread Pudding-Pumpkin: Delectable bread pudding, with pumpkin and spices added, no trans fat

Cheese Delight-Cran-Apple: No-bake fluffy, cheesecake-like filling on a graham cracker crust with a cran-apple topping

Cheese Delight-Pumpkin: No-bake fluffy, cheesecake-like filling on a graham cracker crust, topped with pumpkin and whipped topping

Cranberry Relish-J&A: Cranberry, apple and pineapple in a cherry jello base, no trans fat

Dessert-Pumpkin Crumb Mousse: Delicious pumpkin mousse filling layered with gingersnaps, covered with whipped topping and more gingersnaps

Tapioca-Cherry: Fluffy cherry tapioca mixed with cherries, no trans fat

Tapioca-Cran-Apple: Fluffy cherry tapioca mixed with cranberry relish, no trans fat

Tapioca-Tropical: Fluffy lime tapioca blended with mandarin oranges and pineapple, no trans fat

New Products

Posted on December 20th, 2013 | Posted in New Products

New Products for the week of December 16th!

12.20 New Products

St  Honorine vegetables

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