Saturday 21 July 2012

Herman the German friendship cake

We were given a small pot of goo from our friends. The goo was cake mixture with a list of instructions and a name 'Herman'. Herman needed daily stirring, feeding every 5 days and then after 10 days dividing and baking part of him.

Well, we went away for a weekend and the first Herman died. Our friends who gave us Herman, excitedly asked how he was when we saw them, we had to confess we'd killed Herman. I think they were happy to get rid of another Herman!

Healthy Herman, Bubbling nicely.

We had a second near miss with Herman, I'd set the oven to warm at gas mark 9,
and had not turned it down, the girls thought it was set and popped Herman in!

Delicious Herman!

The cake tastes amazing. We cooked it with apples, raisins and cinnamon, but other friends cooked it with raspberries and apple and another with toffee and chocolate!
So if you try the recipe you can substitute the apple, raisin and cinnamon too.

If you want to start a Herman cake mixture, which is a basic sour dough mixture, this website has details.


  1. Herman is wonderful! I think I ended up doing about 4 or 5 batches before giving it all away!

  2. I am glad you eventually had a Herman to make into cake. It looks delicious. I was given one a few weeks ago and forgot about it in my car. It had gotten tucked under a baseball cap and I did not find it for two days. Oh well.

  3. I've done this before. The cake really is good!!



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