Friday, October 11, 2013

Irish Chocolate Potato Cake

This cake gets made for every birthday and celebration that requires cake.  We've even made it as a wedding cake for friends.  Topped with Incredible Chocolate Icing, it's the richest, moistest, most amazing cake I've ever tasted.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  1. Combine the ingredients in the order given.  
  2. Pour into two greased and lined 9" layer pans and bake in 350 oven for 35 minutes, or until done. 
  3.  Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool on racks. 
  4.  Fill and ice with "Incredible Chocolate Icing". We like to add raspberry jam between the layers for extra flavour.

From: Out of Old Nova Scotia Kitchens

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Incredible Chocolate Icing

We use this icing with Irish Chocolate Potato cake, but it's just as good on brownies too.  It's a very thick and dense icing, so it's not good for delicate cakes or cupcakes.

Blend 4 seconds in food processor (electric mixer ok, but not as smooth):
  • ½ cup soft butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa

Add and process until smooth:
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 T. hot coffee
  • 2 T. milk

From: Nuts About Chocolate