Libbie's Czech Apple Coffeecake

READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
YIELD: 2 cakes




  • Dissolve yeast with 1 tablespoon sugar in 1 cup warm water; let proof for 10 minutes.
  • Put in mixing bowl 2 cups warm water, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, egg, melted shortening, a little lemon flavoring, and 6 cups flour sifted, and raisins.
  • Few raisins can be added, pressed into dough after dough is in pan.
  • This will not be stiff but sticky on fingers.( this is very soft dough i used pam in pan and n top of dough ).
  • Let rise 2 hours.( this was a little long rise until doubled the temps were cooler in those old farm houses ).
  • Put in two 9x13 greased pans.
  • Using melted shortening in your hand to spread dough after it rises about 1 hour.(again until doubled )punch down
  • Put sliced apples or canned apples on top (I would put cinnamon sugar mixture on now)(. cover with tin foil ).
  • Let rise 1 more hour.( until doubled ).
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes until done i had at 425 for 30 it was to fast
  • Remove from oven and cover with sour cream, sugar and/or cinnamon.