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Apea Cake

(5 Votes)
SERVES
6
COOK TIME
50 Min

From the hills of Pennsylvania comes this Amish-style cake full of solid goodness. Try it with your morning cup of coffee or tea for a real breakfast treat.

What You'll Need:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into 12 pieces
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup milk
What To Do:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
     
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon; stir to combine well. Cut in the butter, using a pastry cutter or fork, until the mixture is crumbly and forms pea-sized clumps. Stir in the raisins and walnuts.
     
  3. In a 1-cup glass measuring cup, beat the egg with a fork. Add the vanilla and enough milk to equal 2/3 cup total liquid. Add to the flour mixture and stir until thoroughly moistened.
     
  4. Transfer the batter to a 9-inch pie plate that has been coated with cooking spray. Smooth out the top of the batter.
     
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or at room temperature.
     

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I make this cake all the time to dunk in coffee but never heard it called Apea Cake. I don't add raisins or walnuts. I live in the heart of Lancaster County and asked some of my Amish neighbors and they laughed because they know it as AP Cake. AP means All Purpose. All my life it's been AP Cake to me!

Makes me think of my mothers old fashion Oatmeal Cake. Wonder if Oatmeal could be substituded for the flour.Might see how that would work.

Delicious and smells wonderful baking . The pie pan gives it an old fashioned homey look This recipe sounds like a cinnamon bread recipe I have , made in a loaf pan Real butter is what gives this a truly delicous flavor but u can use margerine if you must I live in dairyland country where butter milk and eggs are very reasonable and there es no substitute for the real thing

Delicious and smells wonderful baking . The pie pan gives it an old fashioned homey look This recipe sounds like a cinnamon bread recipe I have , made in a loaf pan Real butter is what gives this a truly delicous flavor but u can use margerine if you must I live in dairyland country where butter milk and eggs are very reasonable and there es no substitute for the real thing

I have had success making muffins lower in fat by substituting not more than half the butter for unsweetened applesauce. Have not tried doing that with this recipe, though.

This almost sounds like a glorified coffee cake but have never seen it baked in a pie pan. A picture would have been nice with this one. I think I'll try it with a brown sugar crumble on top and substitue pecans for the walnuts.

Was happy to see a picture added! Thanks Team :)

This has a BOATLOAD of butter! Does it have a strong buttery taste?? Can something else be substituted for at least 1/2 the butter??

Hi, can you substitute margarine for the butter?

Margarine and butter can almost always be exchanged out evenly. It rarely affects the end product.

Ew, don't use margarine for anything. It is horrible for you.

Margarine is to butter, as a Prius is to a Lamborghini.

Is this recipe the equivilent to the Amish or Friendship cake that calls for starter recipe? Please let me know as I would be more likely to make this than spend a week mixing and stirring a concoction.

This is totally different, this one you can whip up in the morning while you are waiting for everyone to get dressed.

Mr Food has also posted a new recipe this week called Shortcut Amish Friendship Bread.

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