Old Hermit Cake

Old Hermit Cake

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"This recipe is over 100 years old and it tastes like hermit cookies. Use only butter in this recipe."
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servings 848 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 848 kcal
  • 42%
  • Fat:
  • 45.3 g
  • 70%
  • Carbs:
  • 105.8g
  • 34%
  • Protein:
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 149 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 413 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter and sugar together well. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in lemon juice and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well.
  3. Turn into greased and floured 10 inch angel food tube pan. Bake in oven for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean.


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3o years ago Annie ruth Taylor of Waynesville NCgave me this recipe and last week I found it and made the cake.It is superb and had a slight variation.my recipe had 7 eggs and also some coconut...

This recipe is much more than 100yrs. My Mom was a baker in Bryson City, NC in the early years of the 1900's and used this recipe. She believed it's origin was Moravian. It was cherished in my f...

For as long as I can remember, my grandmother made hermit cake at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am sure this recipe is indeed more than 100 years old. Her measurements were in pounds, so this ...

There two additions. 1. This recipe make two very ample bundt cakes. 2. If you do not wrap the completed cake with a piece of cheesecloth soaked in rum or wine and keep it slightly moist by p...

Was glad to find this recipe as I made it for my 87 year old mother for Christmas this year and she LOVED it! What else can you get for somebody like her? What is left of it is now in her free...

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