“I love brown sugar cakes and this is one of the best. From Amish Cooking by Pathway Publishers. Please note that buttermilk or sour milk can be used. Sour milk is made by adding 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar in the bottom of a measuring cup then fill the rest of the way with milk. Set aside to sour for 5 minutes.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.and grease and flour bottom of 9x13 pan.
  2. For cake: cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  3. Blend in buttermilk or sour milk and 2 teaspoons of baking soda, there should be some foaming.
  4. Add 3 cups flour and mix until blended.
  5. Add vanilla last.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and Bake 25-30 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
  7. For topping: blend soft butter, milk, brown sugar and nuts in a small bowl.
  8. When cake comes out of oven and is still warm, spread with topping mixture and return to oven to bake until bubbly. About 1-2 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven again and cool.

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