Moist Herman Coffee Cake

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

1
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 or 4 - 8 or 9 inch cakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sourdough starter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 cups self-rising flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup raisins or dates

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 tablespoon honey (Optional)

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons milk

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
10g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 91mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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