Irish Potato Cake

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Mashed potatoes are the unlikely ingredient in this dessert, but the coconut, sugar and frosting really sweeten it up.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 C. shortening
  • 1 C. warm mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 C. nuts or coconut
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 C. flour
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 C. milk
  • 2 tsp. cocoa
  • 4 eggs, separated, add 2 yolks to mixture, save other 2
  • Frosting:
  • 1 C. milk
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1 Tbs. butter
  • 1 C. coconut
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 Tbs. flour

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Directions

After preparing rest of mixture, beat the 4 egg whites and fold into mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. To make frosting, combine all ingredients, cook until it thickens. Add coconut and stir, spread over cake.

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