Savory Potato and Mushroom Cake

The Savory Potato and Mushroom Cake is a versatile dish that marries the earthiness of mushrooms with the comforting richness of potatoes, all enveloped in a savory, cake-like form. This delightful creation is perfect as a side dish, a vegetarian main, or a unique brunch offering. It’s a testament to the magic that can happen when simple ingredients are transformed with a bit of culinary creativity. Whether you’re looking to impress guests at a dinner party or simply want to enjoy something different with your weeknight meal, this recipe promises to deliver on both flavor and presentation.


For the Potato Layer:

  • 2 lbs (about 900g) potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup heavy cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Mushroom Filling:

  • 1 lb (about 450g) mushrooms, finely chopped (a mix of varieties adds depth)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves)
  • Optional: 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese for added flavor


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