Old potato cake recipe of my grandmother’s. Good served with fruit.

Irish Potato Cake


  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups mashed cooked potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins


    1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Set aside.

    2 In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the flour mixture alternately with the potatoes and milk. Stir in nuts and raisins.

    3 Pour into a 10 inch Bundt pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 90 to 120 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.


No Comments Yet

Login To Leave A Comment