Amish Buttermilk Cake


This is an old Amish family recipe that has been handed down for many generations. This is a different kind of cake, that is really best eaten with fresh fruit, especially strawberries. Very easy and yummy!

slice of buttermilk cake with strawberries
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 9x11-inch cake


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¾ cup melted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 ½ cups buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x11-inch cake pan.

  2. Combine flour, white sugar, brown sugar, butter, and baking soda in a bowl until crumbly. Transfer 1 cup of crumbs to a small bowl and set aside. Add buttermilk and cinnamon to remaining crumbs and mix until batter is just combined and moist. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan and sprinkle reserved crumbs on top.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
6g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 69mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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