When we serve friends this chocolate potato cake, we often get a puzzled look as they try to wrap their brain around how this dowdy vegetable and the elitist, gourmet chocolate come together in a cake. A kind of culinary tale of the prince and the pauper. Any dubious hesitation when first tasting it is transformed by the delight of a divinely moist crumb, the soothing richness of deep, dark chocolate and the spirited buzz of the Bailey’s Irish Cream filling. Perfect for St. Patrick’s holiday, this cake is a salute to the Irish and their long, historic affair with the humble potato….
We have celebrated St. Patrick’s day as far back as I can remember. Fond memories of parades, wearing something green and baking fun green foods for the kids. Our family is all grown up now, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying foods with an Irish American theme every year when St. Paddy’s day rolls around. Traditionally, Irish soda bread is made with only four basic ingredients – flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. The slightly sweeter and richer American version we’ve adopted is a family favorite and a snap to make….