Irish Potato Cake


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

Original recipe makes 1 10-inch tube or Bundt pan


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

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins


    1 hr 50 mins


  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.


Calories: 465 kcal
Carbohydrates: 69.5 g
Cholesterol: 43 mg
Fat: 19.6 g
Fiber: 2.7 g
Protein: 6.2 g
Sodium: 107 mg