Irish Potato Cake Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: May 1, 2020 Modified: September 1, 2020
Irish Potato Cake Recipe

Mashed potatoes are the unlikely ingredient in this dessert, but the coconut, sugar and frosting really sweeten it up.

How To Make Irish Potato Cake

Yes, potatoes for dessert is a thing! A simple recipe that can easily be made in just little over an hour. This Irish Potato Cake recipe surely is one unique dessert experience with a familiar sponge cake base with a twist. Topped off with a delectable coconut based frosting to complete this wonderful cake.

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes (warm )
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup nuts (or coconut)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. cocoa
  • 4 eggs (separated, add 2 yolks to mixture, save other 2)

Frosting :

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 2 egg yolks (beaten)
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  1. After preparing rest of mixture, beat the 4 egg whites and fold into mixture.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  3. To make frosting, combine all ingredients, cook until it thickens.
  4. Add coconut and stir, spread over cake.

How To Make Irish Potato Cake

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Yes, potatoes for dessert is a thing! A simple recipe that can easily be made in just little over an hour. This Irish Potato Cake recipe surely is one unique dessert experience with a familiar sponge cake base with a twist. Topped off with a delectable coconut based frosting to complete this wonderful cake.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 1 hr 5 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes, warm
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup nuts , or coconut
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. cocoa
  • 4 eggs, separated, add 2 yolks to mixture, save other 2

Frosting :

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. flour

Instructions

  1. After preparing rest of mixture, beat the 4 egg whites and fold into mixture.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  3. To make frosting, combine all ingredients, cook until it thickens.
  4. Add coconut and stir, spread over cake.
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