Moravian Sugar Cake

Moravian Sugar Cake

2 pkg. dry yeast
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup warm water
2 Tbs. dry milk powder
2 Tbs. instant potato flakes
3/4 tsp salt
2 3/4 cup flour
2 eggs
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup or more butter

Sprinkle yeast on warm water. Stir to dissolve. Add dry milk, potato flakes, sugar, salt, and 3/4C flour.
Beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Add eggs, 1/3C butter and 1 C flour. Beat 2 minutes on high speed.
Add 1C flour. Beat by hand with wooden spoon to make a very soft dough. Cover.

Let rise until doubled--about 1 hour. Beat down. Let rise again and beat down. Let rise a third time.
Stir down. Spread in a greased 12X17 pan. Let rise until very puffy but not doubled.

Make a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the top of dough. Make deep indentations with your finger over surface of dough. Drizzle melted butter over dough. Bake at 375F for 15 minutes or until golden.

Note. The dough is very soft--much like a "pully" batter. Spread in the pan with the back of a buttered rubber spatula. Also do not let it over-rise the last time. It has a lot of "oven spring" and while a thick cake is still good, it is traditionally pretty thin.

Source of recipe: Gretchen