Irish potato cake recipes are available on FoodNetwork.com and AllRecipes.com. The FoodNetwork.com recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare and 20 to cook, while the AllRecipes.com version takes 20 minutes to prepare and 90 minutes to cook.
To make the FoodNetwork.com Irish potato cake recipe, combine 2 cups of mashed potatoes, a heaped 1/3 cup of flour, 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 tablespoon of chopped mixed herbs. Knead to form a smooth dough. Season with a dash of salt and pepper before dividing the dough into four balls and flattening them into 3-inch patties on a floured surface. Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet on medium-high heat, then cook for four to five minutes per side or until golden brown. Add more butter to the pan as needed. Season with salt when finished.
To make the AllRecipes.com Irish potato cake recipe, preheat your oven to 325 F, then grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan. Sift 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of ground cloves and 2 teaspoons of ground nutmeg together and set aside. Cream 2/3 cup of shortening together with 2 cups of sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in 2 eggs one at a time. Add the flour mixture alternately with 2 cups of mashed potatoes and 3/4 cup of milk, then stir in 1 cup of raisins and 1 cup of chopped walnuts. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 90 to 120 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.