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    Irish Chocolate Cake

    Irish Chocolate Cake. Photo by Rita~

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    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    LAURIE's Note:

    Oh my goodness!!! If you are a dark chocolate lover (like me) then this is the cake for you....note the "secret" ingredient!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375°F
    2. 2
      Grease and line 8-inch cake tins.
    3. 3
      Sift flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Melt chocolate in a bowl placed over a saucepan of hot water.
    4. 4
      In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy, then beat in the chocolate and mashed potato.
    5. 5
      Gradually beat in the egg, adding a little flour with each addition.
    6. 6
      Fold in the rest of the flour and stir in the milk.
    7. 7
      Divide mixture between cake tins and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until top is firm but springy to the touch.
    8. 8
      Remove from oven and after a few minutes, turn out on a cooling rack.
    9. 9
      While the cake is cooling, make the icing. Melt the chocolate as before, stir in the other ingredients and mix well.
    10. 10
      Use the icing to sandwich the cake layers together and coat the top and sides of the cake.
    11. 11
      HINT: What makes this rich chocolate cake "Irish" is not only to the creamy liqueur used in the filling, but also a particularly "Irish" ingredient in the cake mixture itself, which makes it extremely moist. Have you guessed it yet? Yes, it's the potato! Mystery solved! Bet you were wondering what potatoes were doing in a cake recipe! Even Irish dessert recipes make use of this abundant Irish crop!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 19, 2008


      This cake is tasty but the icing was too thin. It should be called a glaze. I'm game to try anything tagged "Irish" or "English". Thanks

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    • on April 22, 2007


      Really good!! I used only cream, sugar and chocolate in icing micture, but it still it was so mouthwatering, yummy! And I found that using 12 inch cake tin, it is better to double the patch, then the cake will be just bigger, but still quite the same thick.

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    • on February 13, 2006


      I softened the chocolate in the micro. Used the food processor to make my sugar fine. The recipe produces cakes that are small and icing thats thin. I did have to add more powdered sugar. I used dark and simi sweet chocolate because I ran out of dark. Was still good!

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    Nutritional Facts for Irish Chocolate Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (926 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3362.8
    Calories from Fat 2148
    Total Fat 238.6 g
    Saturated Fat 145.5 g
    Cholesterol 840.3 mg
    Sodium 3521.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 322.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 32.0 g
    Sugars 183.2 g
    Protein 50.8 g

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