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    Moravian Sugar Cake (Authentic)

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    4 hrs 45 mins

    45 mins

    4 hrs

    Sherie717's Note:

    My Grandma would roll over in her grave right now if she knew I was posting her Moravian Sugar Cake recipe but why keep such a delish recipe under wrap? My family is Moravian this recipe comes straight from the church. My Grandma used to make this all the time on Sunday mornings for breakfast with coffee or tea. It's a bit time consuming, but well worth the effort.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    large s ...

    Units: US | Metric

    Topping

    Directions:

    1. 1
      To proof yeast, add a pinch of sugar to the yeast in lukewarm water (hot water will kill the yeast action). If it foams, it is good.
    2. 2
      In large mixing bowl, cream eggs, salt, sugar & shortening till smooth.
    3. 3
      Gradually add warm milk & mashed potatoes, stirring a bit. Then add yeast, mixing well. Add flour, a cup at a time, until dough is stiff enough to turn out on a floured board.
    4. 4
      Knead dough until soft & spongy (about 10-15 minutes by hand, or if done in a food processor, mix until it forms a ball). Place in large greased bowl in a draft free, warm place & cover with a damp towel. Let dough double in size (approx. 2-3 hours).
    5. 5
      Punch down and divide dough.
    6. 6
      Place in greased pie pans or large cookie sheets, cover & let double in size again (approx. 1 ½ hrs.).
    7. 7
      Spread melted butter on top of cakes, punching holes in dough about 1 inch apart with fingers. Be careful not to punch down to bottom of pan but only half way down. Mix the topping thoroughly & pour into holes in the dough.
    8. 8
      Sprinkle remaining crumbs over top & sprinkle with cinnamon.
    9. 9
      Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 for 20 minutes or until golden & fully baked on the bottom. Serve warm.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 12, 2010

      This is the REAL thing! This is the Sugar Cake I remember growing up in Bethlehem, PA, another large Moravian community. It was so light, and so sinfully sweet that it transported me right back to the Christian Education Building after Easter sunrise service! Warm it up a bit for breakfast and all that sugar gets good and gooey! Pretty easy to make and impressive to serve!

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    Nutritional Facts for Moravian Sugar Cake (Authentic)

    Serving Size: 1 (2367 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4005.3
     
    Calories from Fat 1365
    34%
    Total Fat 151.6 g
    233%
    Saturated Fat 66.1 g
    330%
    Cholesterol 388.2 mg
    129%
    Sodium 2876.9 mg
    119%
    Total Carbohydrate 609.5 g
    203%
    Dietary Fiber 14.1 g
    56%
    Sugars 272.8 g
    1091%
    Protein 57.6 g
    115%

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