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Irish Potato Cake Dessert Cake 
Dec. 6, 2013 10:45 am 
Updated: Dec. 9, 2013 6:44 am

Well, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and that all of your “New” Recipes were some that you could add to your traditions.  Speaking of traditions I have for you today a interesting recipe for Irish Potato Cake.  This is not a pancake or some type of fried potatoes, it is an honest to goodness dessert cake.  I am going to give you the recipe exactly the way it was given to me almost 25 years ago.  Something that I had almost forgotten having, and using at one time, that was hidden back in the Memories from an Ozark Kitchen….


Irish Potato Dessert Cake


2/3 Cup Butter

2 Cups Sugar

4 Eggs Separated

1 Cup Hot Mashed Potatoes

½ Cup Milk

2 Cups Flour

1 ½ Tbs. Baking Powder

1 Cup Chopped Pecans

1 tsp. Vanilla


Cream Butter and Sugar, add well beaten egg yolks, add mashed potatoes; mix well; sift flour and baking soda together three times add alternately with the milk.  Add nuts and vanilla.  Add stiffly beaten egg whites, mix gently.  Pour into three 9 in cake pans. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) till tester comes out clean, about 35-45 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.


Irish Cake Frosting


8 Egg Yolks beaten till fluffy

Add 2 cups sugar and beat well.

Add mixture to ½ lb. butter, which has been melted in top of double boiler.  Cook until thick and set aside to cool. Add 1 slice of pineapple chopped up. ½ cup chopped candied cherries; 2 Cups chopped pecans.  Spread between layers and on top of cake, spoon the icing on the sides several times until cooled.


I must admit this cake is the gooey, “Homemade” type cake that people will either love or not care for. I am not really sure how old this recipe is, but the lady that gave it to me was in her 90’s and I have had it for over 25 years myself.


Please give it a try and tell me what you think….

Dec. 7, 2013 6:25 pm
The cake sounds ok right up to the icing. The egg yoke thing sounds downright heavy! Interesting though, keep em coming Maestro
Dec. 9, 2013 6:44 am
Sounds so decadent! This is going to be my New Year's Eve dessert-since everybody goes on a diet the first of the year we are going to enjoy every single calorie in this cake!
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I have been cooking since i was 12 years old, got my first job in a restaurant when I was 14. I was trained by a professional Cook, also my Mother and Grandmother who had deep roots in the country style as well as the Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking.
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All though I can cook almost anything, my favorite thing to cook is breads. I have making homemade breads, rolls and baked goods since I was 18 and I am now 50!
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Almost all of my Family Recipes center around Country Cooking, with a Dutch flare, or style. My family all comes from the deep country where you cooked what you raised.
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