Irish Potato Cake


This is my grandmother's old Irish potato cake recipe. It's good served with fruit.

close up view of Irish Potato Cake on a platter
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
1 10-inch cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves

  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • cup shortening

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 cups mashed cooked potatoes

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.

  2. Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt together into a bowl.

  3. Cream sugar and shortening in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in flour mixture alternately with mashed potatoes and milk. Stir in walnuts and raisins. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

466 Calories
20g Fat
70g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 466
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 107mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 313mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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