Moravian Sugar Cake


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In a mixer bowl, mix 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees) with 1/2 tsp sugar, 2 tbsps yeast – mix and set aside until it bubbles

After it has proofed, add to the yeast mixture

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsps dry  milk
  • 1/2 cup instant dry mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup melted and cooled butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour

Mix all of the above well.  Switch to a dough hook and add 3 cups more flour, one at a time.  Mix for 2-3 minutes until well blended.  The mixture will be somewhat sticky.

Put the mixture into a greased bowl, cover and let sit for about an hour.

After an hour, punch the dough down.  Have a greased half sheet pan (17 x 12, x 1) ready.  Press the mixture evenly into the pan.  Let rise another 30 minutes.

While it is rising, mix 1 cup of light brown sugar with 2 tsps of cinnamon.  Take the sugar cinnamon mixture and sprinkle it evenly over the top of the cake in the pan.

Using your index and middle finger, poke holes all over the top of the cake – the more the better.  Now melt 1/2 cup butter and drizzle the butter over the top of the cake

evenly and letting if run into the poked holes.  Let rise another 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 375 and bake 15-18 minutes or until golden.  Remove, cool, and eat!

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