Today is Herman’s last day with me. If you read yesterday’s post, you will know that i fed Herman and then divided him into four. You’re supposed to keep one and give three away however sadly it will be the other way around for me (keeping three and giving one away) due to lack of interest.
So here is (technically three portions of) Herman on Day 10:
Instructions Day 10: Now you are ready to make the cake. Stir well and add the following:
- 1 cup of sugar (8oz or 225g)
- 2 cups plain flour (10oz or 300g)
- half tsp. (teaspoon) salt
- 2/3 (two thirds) cup cooking oil (5.3oz or 160ml)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla essence
- 2 cooking apples cut into chunks
- 1 cup raisins (7oz or 200g)
- 2 heaped tsp. cinnamon
- 2 heaped tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
Mix everything together and put into a large greased baking tin. Sprinkle with a quarter of a cup of brown sugar and a quarter of a cup of melted butter. Bake for 45 minutes at 170-180C. Test the middle with a clean knife; you may need to cover in tin foil and bake for a further 20 minutes to make sure your Herman is cooked properly in the middle.
When baked, Herman can be frozen.
I decided to bake Herman in one loaf tin and two lamington tins. I also decided to try one of the lamington tins without the optional brown sugar and melted butter to compare.
So what does Herman look like in all his German Friendship Cake glory?
Don’t worry i won’t make you wait until tomorrow!
I don’t know if you can tell, however they cakes are quite dark and they are actually slightly scalded on the edges. I was lazy and didn’t cover them with tin foil as suggested. I just kept saying, “Oh, it will only be five more minutes so there’s no point”. Ah well.
Anyway they are still cooling in their tins so you will have to wait for the verdict tomorrow on what they taste like! Which will be better? Topped with brown sugar and melted butter or without? Or is that just a silly question?