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Herman Coffeecake



  • 2 cups Herman starter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 2 cups any dried, canned, frozen or fresh fruit

Cinnamon Topping

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Cake: Mix together Herman starter, eggs, flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, oil, salt and fruit.
  2. Spread batter in a greased 9 x 13-inch pan.
  3. Sprinkle cinnamon topping over the batter in the pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
  5. While cake is baking, prepare brown sugar glaze. Pour glaze over coffeecake as soon as it is removed from the oven. Allow to cool and serve.
  6. Cinnamon Topping: Mix together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter or margarine.
  7. Brown Sugar Glaze: Boil butter or margarine, brown sugar and milk together 5 minutes.

Makes 12 to 15 servings.

For a less sweet coffeecake, omit the Cinnamon Topping or the Brown Sugar Glaze.

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