Kate's Cuisine

Mar 17 2012

Chocolate Potato Cake

A great authentic Irish dessert for St. Patty’s Day!


1/2 pound butter, plus more for pan $1.99
2 1/3 cups granulated sugar (if you can grind it super fine, that’s best) $0.44
4 eggs, separated $0.80
4 squares of baking chocolate grated into small granules, $0.99
5 rounded tablespoons ground almonds $1.67
2 medium-sized potatoes $0.42
2 1/2 cups flour, plus more for dusting (cake flour is best but if you don’t have that, all-purpose will do) $2.35
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon $0.15
2 rounded teaspoons baking powder $0.02
1/2 teaspoon salt $0.01
2/3 cup milk $0.20

Total Cost    $9.04
Cost per Serving $1.13

1.) Boil the 2 medium-sized potatoes in their skins, then drain and cool completely. Peel, and then rice or sieve.

2.) Prepare your cake pan by buttering and flouring it, shaking off the excess flour. The best kind of pan to use for this recipe is a tube pan such as a Bundt pan, but a springform pan (which is what I used) works just fine as well.

3.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

4.) Sift the flour once by itself, and then a second time with the cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.

5.) In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

6.) Add the egg yolks, one at a time, to the creamed mixture, making sure to beat well after each addition.

7.) Stir in the grated chocolate and ground almonds. Add the sieved potato and stir again.

8.) Add the flour alternately with the milk, beating gently until smooth after each addition.

9.) Beat the egg whites until they are stiff, and then fold them carefully into the cake batter.

10.) Spoon into prepared pan; tap gently once on the counter to settle. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 3/4 hours. Test for doneness with a toothpick at the end of baking time and bake for another 15 minutes if needed.

11.) Remove from the oven and allow to rest in the pan for at least twenty minutes before removing from the pan. Cool on a rack.

12.) To finish, pour chocolate ganache over top and sprinkle icing sugar over entire top.

13.) Serve and enjoy!

Read the Chocolate Potato Cake review here

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