The great thing about some coffee cakes is that there is actually coffee in the cake. That’s the case with this Amish Coffee Cake – it has the lightest, most interesting flavor of any cake I’ve yet made…and I make a lot of cakes. Amish Coffee Cake is deeeeelicious!
Amish Coffee Cake
What you need:
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups flour
3/4 cup shortening
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup hot coffee
1 tsp baking soda
How to do it:
Mix the brown sugar, flour and shortening with a pastry blender until lumpy. Reserve 1 cup of this mixture and set aside. You’ll use that in a bit as a yumtastic crumbly topping.
Now, add the coffee to the brown sugar/shortening/flour mixture.
Bake your creation at 325 degrees. You’ll need 30-35 minutes for a 9×13 pan, and 45-50 minutes for the 10×7 pan. The cake is pretty moist – keep that in mind when checking for doneness. 😉
Serve this fabulous cake (with its intriguing light flavor) with whipped cream, ice cream, or heavy cream poured over the top.
Oh. AND with coffee. Make sure you serve it with coffee. 😉