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  1. 1. Remember going to grandmas house and heading straight to the kitchen? There was almost always acake waiting to be enjoyed at my grandmas house and just thinking about those cakes is enough to make my mouth water. If you like to go back in memory to times such as those, try these old fashion cake recipes for some real treats! In Indiana I grew up around a lot of Amish communities. In fact, the Amish built our home.And they are wonderful cooks using simple ingredients.This coffee cake is a recipe directly from a great Amish lady who was an excellent cook. Simple in the Amish style but very tasty with a good cup of coffee. The Chocolate Chip Date Cake is also simple and areminder of the past. Neither of these cakes need icing which was often the case with the old time cakes.Grandma was busy and cakes without icing were easy and they seemed to keep
  2. 2. HOMEMADE AMISH CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1cup sugar 1 cup milk 2 tsp baking powder 2 cups flour 1/ cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 4 tbspbutter Preheat oven to 350 degrees Grease and flour a 9 x 9-inch squarebaking pan In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, andbaking powder Gradually stir in the oil and the milk
  3. 3. Pour into the prepared baking pan Sprinkle the brown sugar over thebatter Slice butter into thin pats and place over the brown sugar Sprinklethe cinnamon over all
  4. 4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted inthe center comes out clean CHOCOLATE CHIP DATE CAKE 1 cupchopped dates 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 cupshortening 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 1 1/4 cups + 3 tbspsall-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 tsp baking soda Preheat oven to 350degrees Place dates and 1 teaspoon baking soda in a mixing bowl Pourboiling water over the dates
  5. 5. Set aside to cool In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shorteningand sugar Beat eggs into the creamy sugar mixture Add date mixture tothe sugar mixture and mix well
  6. 6. Sift together the flour, salt, and 1/3 teaspoon baking soda Add to theother ingredients and mix well Pour into a greased 9 x 13-inch bakingpan Sprinkle with the topping recipe below
  7. 7. TOPPING: 1 pkg (6-oz) chocolate chips 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup choppednuts Mix all ingredients together and sprinkle over the cake before baking Bake in 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes Enjoy!
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