Irish Potato Cake

Irish Potato Cake


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About this recipe: This is an old-fashioned potato cake recipe belonging to my gran. The only difference is, I added walnuts.


Serves: 12 

  • 150g (5oz) butter
  • 400g (14oz) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 175ml (6 fl oz) milk
  • 250g (9oz) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 425g (15oz) mashed cooked potatoes
  • 125g (4 1/4 oz) chopped walnuts
  • 150g (5oz) sultanas

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C (gas mark 3). Grease and flour a 25.5cm ring cake tin. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter 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 the cake tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 90 to 120 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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very moist and easy to make, but next time I will reduce the spices to 1 instead of 2 teaspoons each. 2 teaspoons was too strong for my taste. Nice with a cup of tea - 03 May 2012

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