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….