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Amish Coffee Cake

By: The Homestyle Amish Cookbook, 2010. Published by Harvest House Publishers. Used by permission.

This Amish Coffee Cake recipe is the essence of quick and easy Amish recipes. Simple ingredients, easy instructions and the perfect finish. This is sure to become a favorite for breakfast and brunches everywhere.

Cooking Time: 30 min

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. Mix together the brown sugar, flour, and shortening just until mixed; there will be lumps.
  2. Take out 1 cup of sugar and flour mixture and set aside to be used later for a crumb topping.
  3. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot coffee and add to the remaining flour mixture. Add the egg and vanilla and mix quickly; do not over mix.
  4. Preheat ovento 350 degrees F.
  5. Pour batter into a rectangular baking dish and sprinkle on crumb topping.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes; turn to 325 degrees F if top starts to get too brown.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar or leave plain.
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