That picture is the finished product of a little something called “Amish Cake”. It is DELICIOUS. Today was the first time I made it and it will not be the last. Oh my goodness. It isn’t too sweet, but it has this perfect balance of caramel and cake and just..Wow! It’s a super easy recipe as well and I’m bummed I haven’t discovered it before now. Yes, it’s in the Amish Cooking cookbook. And yes, I’ll give you the recipe now. 🙂
Cream: 1/2 cup butter and 2 cups brown sugar (packed). Add 2 cups buttermilk or sour milk with 2 teaspoons soda. Add 3 cups flour and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Bake at 375 degrees. Spread the following topping on top after cake is done. Return to oven and bake until bubbly, or 1 minute.
6 tablespoons soft butter, 4 tablespoons milk, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup nuts.
- Mandy’s Hints: The above recipe is written just as it appears in the book. I didn’t have buttermilk, so I used 2 cups of milk with 2 teaspoons of baking soda and it worked perfectly as the “sour milk”.
- I baked my cake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes.
- After pouring the topping on and returning the cake to the oven, my cake was in the oven for roughly 2.5 minutes before it began to bubble.
- I didn’t use nuts in my cake.
*The Amish Cooking cookbook has hundreds (maybe thousands? I haven’t counted and don’t plan on it..) of recipes and no names were listed as to whom to give credit to for the actual individual recipes. Therefore, I can not give credit to the proper person for this yummy, slightly caramel-y cake.