By Kevin Williams
Glick is an Amish surname that is common in Lancaster County, PA, but you really don’t run into it much elsewhere. Glick, Fisher, and King are three common Amish last names there that you don’t see a lot elsewhere, although King is a bit more widespread.
Anyway, this is a classic scratch breakfast cake that is a favorite in Pennsylvania Amish kitchens. Thank you to recipe tester Barbara for giving this one a whirl!
Here are Barbara’s comments:
This was very easy to make. Just a hint of coffee flavoring to the cake. If I were to make again, I would increase the amount of coffee in the batter a little, only use 1/4 Cup of reserve for topping, and make sure to press the topping and nuts, chopped pecans, into the batter a little bit. It needs to cool for a few minutes, as it was crumbling when cutting and eating right after taking from the oven (we all know my Mr does not have a filter for waiting for baked goods to cool).
We will make this again!
I’ve had this cake once, years ago in Pennsylvania and I concur with Barbara on her recommendations. If I were making this cake I, too, would increase the coffee amount by just a bit. But if you are the type of person that doesn’t like a strong coffee taste, just a hint, then leave it as is.
By the way, Mrs. Glick’s original comments on the cake advised that this is great for breakfast with a cup of coffee. So, there you go. Enjoy!
- 2 cups sifted flour
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅓ cup shortening
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg
- ½ cup cold coffee
- ⅓ cup chopped nuts
- Sift all dry ingredients together, except soda and baking powder.
- Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse corn meal.
- Reserve ½ cup of this mixture for topping.
- To remainder, add soda and baking powder and mix thoroughly with a fork.
- Beat egg, add coffee and combine with flour mixture.
- Pour into a 9 inch greased pie plate and sprinkle with the ½ cup of crumbs and chopped nuts.
- Bake at 400 for 30 minutes.
And here are four other Amish breakfast cakes/coffee cakes you might want to check out:
GERMAN COFFEECAKE – a classic, click here.
YODER’S COFFEECAKE – A classic from the Amish settlement in Yoder, Kansas. Click here.
AMISH CINNAMON COFFEECAKE – click here.
AMISH CHERRY COFFEECAKE – Click here.
EASY AMISH APPLE COFFEE CAKE – Click here