Amish Brown Sugar Cake


A delicious and extremely simple Amish recipe for brown sugar cake. Perfect for dunking! If you need less servings, dough keeps frozen for up to 6 months.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
3 cakes


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar, or as needed (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, or as needed (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease three 7- or 8-inch pie pans. 1

  2. Mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Mix in oil, followed by milk. Spread evenly into the prepared pans. Sprinkle white sugar and cinnamon over each.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

254 Calories
10g Fat
39g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 254
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 73mg 2%

* 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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