Amish Cake


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. 
  • Add the buttermilk and baking soda. Mix well.
  • Add in the flour and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until the center bounces back when you touch it.
  • While the cake is baking, make the topping. In a bowl, combine the butter, milk, brown sugar and nuts. Mix well.
  • Spread this mixture all over the top of the warm cake.
  • Place under the broiler (turned to low) and bake for 1-3 minutes or until the nut topping is bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool.
  • Serve warm alone, with whipped cream or with ice cream.

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