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Herman Good Samaritan Coffeecake



  • 1 cup starter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 pound margarine, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or 1 cup flour-dusted raisins


  1. Beat all ingredients together as listed above, beating 6 minutes with addition of last ingredient.
  2. Divide batter between two 9-inch greased foil cake pans placed on a cookie sheet on center rack of oven.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or till browned.
  4. Pierce each cake 25 to 30 times with a wooden pick and drizzle with thinned vanilla icing while hot from the oven.
  5. Spread each cake with 2 tablespoons orange marmalade or pineapple preserves.
  6. Sprinkle top with shredded coconut and place a thin slice of orange in the center for garnish.
  7. Wrap in foil and take to a friend along with a cup of Herman and the directions for adding to the starter. Keep one cake for yourself.

They freeze for months.

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Source: Recipe by Gloria Pitzer


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