Herman Coffee Cake

Herman Coffee Cake

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Helen Clayton
Recipe by  Helen Clayton

“A sourdough spiced coffee cake, also known as an Amish Friendship Cake.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 3 or 4 - 8 or 9 inch cakes

Directions

  1. To Make Starter: Mix 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 cups warm water, 1/4 ounce yeast in a bowl, cover and let stand over night (cover should be loose). Refrigerate and stir daily. On fifth day feed Herman one cup flour, 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup sugar; stir and refrigerate. Stir daily until 10th day. On 10th day remove 1 cup starter and feed as on fifth day.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease four 8 inch pans or three 9 inch pans.
  3. Mix together 1 cup starter, white sugar, self rising flour, salt, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, oil, eggs, raisins, 1 cup chopped nuts, honey (optional). Stir until combined. Pour into prepared pans. Top with sugar-nut topping.
  4. Dot with 1/2 cup butter or margarine and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Remove cakes from oven and pour glaze over still-warm cakes.
  5. To Make Sugar-Nut Topping: Mix together 1 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup chopped nuts.
  6. To Make Glaze: Combine 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons melted margarine, 2 tablespoons milk. Use immediately to glaze cake.

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Reviews (5)

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DEBORAHP65
18

DEBORAHP65

This sourdough spiced coffee cake is heavenly. My kids love the fruit and nuts added. I have tried an the equally good coffee cake "Amish Friendship Cake" and do not find them to be the same.

ONIOND
9

ONIOND

I cut the recipe in half, and it didn't look like enough batter for 2 square pans. I put it all in one square pan but then had to cook for double the stated time, so maybe I should have done 2 :) I left out all the nuts due to an allergy in the household. For sourdough starter I used some of my Amish Friendship Starter, which has more sugar than regular sourdough. Since I used a sweeter starter I did not use the optional honey. Out of the bowl, the glaze was nothing special, but when I sat down and had a piece of this coffee cake everything went together and it tasted wonderful! UPDATE: Made this again, and this time I split it between two pans. Taste was actually better! I still had to cook 5 minutes longer than recipe states. I highly recommend this recipe, it melts in your mouth!

dnmart2
5

dnmart2

I made recipe as directed, but baked in a single, nonstick, 9x13. deep cake pan. The cook time increased to thirty minutes. The glaze did not look impressive at first, however as someone else stated, it combined with the rest of the cake very well. Overall, I was pleased; it resembles the Herman coffee cake my Memaw used to make.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 204 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs
  • 27.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 151 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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