One of the first foods I tasted when I visited an Amish farmhouse decades ago was a delicious homemade coffee cake. These "breakfast cakes" are a popular breakfast and brunch dish in Amish communities. They are often sliced and served in bite-sized servings at the Amish after-church meal.
Amish coffeecake is typically made with a simple batter of flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, eggs, and milk. It is then topped with a streusel topping of flour, sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Some Amish coffeecakes also include raisins, nuts, or fruit. You'll find so many variations, filled with fruits like peaches or apples, or packed with other sweeteners like cinnamon or crumb toppings.
There are many different recipes for Amish coffeecake, but they all share some common features. The cake is typically made with simple ingredients and is not overly sweet. The streusel topping adds a bit of sweetness and crunch, and the fruit packs an additional flavor punch.
Amish coffeecake is a delicious and easy-to-make breakfast or brunch dish. It is perfect for a leisurely morning with family and friends.
Yoder's Coffeecake: This is a classic Amish coffeecake that is simple to make, and even simpler to eat. Spread some butter on it or eat it warm from the oven and, wow. Click here for the recipe.
Amish Strawberry Coffeecake: Coffeecakes, like this Best Amish Strawberry Coffee Cake, are a breakfast staple in Amish homes. When I told my youngest daughter that we would be baking a coffeecake, she asked “is there coffee in it?” No, I had to explain to her, there is no coffee in it, although I also told that I have seen some coffeecake recipes that have coffee in it. This one doesn't, but it is packed with berry goodness. Click here for Amish Strawberry Coffeecake!
German Coffeecake: This is an old recipe, but delicious. Click here for this back-to-basics simple one.
Amish Cherry Coffeecake: If you like cherries, than this one is for you!
the bright red cherries seem to go well with Valentine’s Day, and we all think of George Washington mythically chopping down the cherry tree. And, of course, Washington’s birthday is in February. That’s why February seems like “cherry month." This coffeecake is perfect to make on some of those snow days.
I have a very much love-hate relationship with cherries. I think I far prefer strawberries. I mean, I’ll eat a cherry pie, especially if it’s smothered under a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream. But they’re not my favorite. Click here for Cherry Coffeecake.
Amish Coffeecake Bread: A twist on the traditional coffeecake, check it out and enjoy!