By Kevin Williams
Homemade cakes are a staple in most Amish kitchens (read about the “company cake” and you’ll know why). Many cakes are simple “stir and bake” recipes and if you have a house full of children, that often is about as involved as baking gets. A 2 or 3-year-old can help with a “stir and bake” recipe. All of the recipes below are fairly easy stir and bake cakes. Many Amish do bake birthday cakes but, interestingly, “ice cream cakes” from Dairy Queen or just the local grocer are quite popular. Not for me. If I am going to have cake, I want cake. If I want ice cream, I want ice cream. In my opinion, “ice cream cake” just doesn’t work.
Okay, here you go!
AMISH SOUR CREAM SPICE CAKE: A wonderfully flavorful cake! Click here for Amish Sour Cream Spice Cake.
OLD-FASHIONED PEAR CAKE: This is a deliciously moist, flavorful cake that is great during pear season or around the holidays. Click here for old-fashioned pear cake.
AMISH DOUBLE BLUEBERRY CAKE: Nothing like a cake bursting with blueberries. Yum! Click here to enjoy
MENNONITE CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CAKE: Yum. Need I say more? Click here.
AMISH CAKE FOR COMPANY: Because you never know when someone will drop by! Click here.
HOMEMADE CRUMB CAKE: Crumb cakes are old Pennsylvania Dutch confections that have become popular as a conveniences store snack. That’s not the real thing, here is the real thing!