I don't get the chance to make it very often, even if I deliberately make extra mashed potato as my husband is a mashed potato fiend, like all his five brothers. He'll eat mash until it comes out his ears.
So I was quite excited (and that's probably a little sad really) when I found a tub of leftover mash in the fridge this morning from last night's dinner. Lily and I made this cake today and she helped with the icing and the coconut on top ~ hence it's a little messy ~ but still really really yummy!!!
It's a really nice moist cake, not a particularly high one, yummy served either warm or cold; and for added deliciousness you can slice it and spread with a little margarine.
MUM'S BOSTON BUN
1/2 cup mashed potato
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/4 cup self raising flour
1 pinch salt
1 cup mixed fruit
Cream the potato and sugar (this isn't really creamed, but the sugar sort of melts into the potato)
Add the other ingredients and mix together.
Pour into a greased tin, I just used a round cake tin.
Bake in a moderate(180 C) over for 20 minutes.
Cool and then ice.