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Old Hermit Cake

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is over 100 years old and it tastes like hermit cookies. Use only butter in this recipe."
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servings 848
Original recipe yields 14 servings (1 tube cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter and sugar together well. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in lemon juice and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well.
  3. Turn into greased and floured 10 inch angel food tube pan. Bake in oven for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 848 calories; 45.3 105.8 11.9 149 413 Full nutrition

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3o years ago Annie ruth Taylor of Waynesville NCgave me this recipe and last week I found it and made the cake.It is superb and had a slight recipe had 7 eggs and also some coconut...

This recipe is much more than 100yrs. My Mom was a baker in Bryson City, NC in the early years of the 1900's and used this recipe. She believed it's origin was Moravian. It was cherished in my f...

For as long as I can remember, my grandmother made hermit cake at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am sure this recipe is indeed more than 100 years old. Her measurements were in pounds, so this ...

There two additions. 1. This recipe make two very ample bundt cakes. 2. If you do not wrap the completed cake with a piece of cheesecloth soaked in rum or wine and keep it slightly moist by p...

This recipe has been in my family for at least 5 generations. It sounds logical that it originated with the Moravians. My mom made it a couple of months before Christmas and then thawed when the...

Was glad to find this recipe as I made it for my 87 year old mother for Christmas this year and she LOVED it! What else can you get for somebody like her? What is left of it is now in her free...

My Great Aunt used to make this cake for my family back in the 50's. It was a recipe that she got from her mother. This has been around for a long time. When I was a little girl we always put ...

Sooooo good but it took forever to bake. I ended up cutting out the top cooked half, served it and threw the rest in the freezer to defrost and bake again another night. I served ours with i...

I followed the directions exactly. I was nervous because the batter was like thin cookie dough but I pushed on. I baked it 3 hours but it was still a little too mushy. Fifteen minutes more took ...