Moravian Sugar Cake with Apples

Moravian Sugar Cake has been around for generations. A cross between bread and cake, the extra buttery results are a delight. Be sure not to overwork or add additional flour to the dough and your cake will be light and fluffy.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 2 hours 50 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 package (¼ oz.) active dry yeast
  • ½ tsp. plus ¼ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. nonfat powdered milk
  • 2 Tbsp. dry instant mashed potatoes
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup melted butter, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 4 Tbsp. cold butter, cubed
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Directions

  • Sprinkle yeast and ½ teaspoon sugar into ½ cup of warm water (110°F). Set aside until yeast becomes foamy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add ⅓ cup water, sugar, milk, potatoes, salt, ¼ cup melted butter, egg, and ¾ cup flour. Stir to combine. Add apple and remaining flour a little at a time and knead into sticky dough consistency.
  • Place in a greased bowl and turn dough to coat. Dot with 4 tablespoons butter. Cover with greased plastic wrap and set aside until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • After dough has risen, punch down and place in a greased shallow 9" x 13" baking pan. Let rise 30 minutes, then sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Use your fingers to punch indentions into the dough, then pour on remaining ½ cup melted butter, and let dough rise another 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Bake for 12–15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from heat and serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Information

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 package (¼ oz.) active dry yeast
  • ½ tsp. plus ¼ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. nonfat powdered milk
  • 2 Tbsp. dry instant mashed potatoes
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup melted butter, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 4 Tbsp. cold butter, cubed
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Directions

  • Sprinkle yeast and ½ teaspoon sugar into ½ cup of warm water (110°F). Set aside until yeast becomes foamy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add ⅓ cup water, sugar, milk, potatoes, salt, ¼ cup melted butter, egg, and ¾ cup flour. Stir to combine. Add apple and remaining flour a little at a time and knead into sticky dough consistency.
  • Place in a greased bowl and turn dough to coat. Dot with 4 tablespoons butter. Cover with greased plastic wrap and set aside until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • After dough has risen, punch down and place in a greased shallow 9" x 13" baking pan. Let rise 30 minutes, then sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Use your fingers to punch indentions into the dough, then pour on remaining ½ cup melted butter, and let dough rise another 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Bake for 12–15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from heat and serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories300
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat12g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium75mg
Total Carbohydrate31g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars14g
Protein3g