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Momma's Pennsylvania Dutch Breakfast Cakes

Updated on June 20, 2013
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Momma's Breakfast Cakes

This is a very old PA Dutch breakfast cake recipe dating back to at least my great-great grandmother. It's amazing these ingredients produce such a delicious cake. My grandmother spread butter on each slice before eating, but I never thought it necessary.

Momma's Breakfast Cakes


Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 2 - 8x8 pans


  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup Milk
  • Cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Hand mix flour, sugar, baking powder, crisco, and salt until crumbly. Set aside 3/4 cup of crumbs for topping.
  3. Add eggs and milk to remaining crumbs. Mix well.
  4. Divide batter between 2 8x8 greased (or sprayed with Pam) dishes. The batter rises so don't fill very high. Top with crumbs. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  5. Bake 30-40 minutes.

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      HeatherH104 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks for your comment Ceres Schwarz!

      I made that cake yesterday for the picture (my family was happy). I'm not a photographer so it's nice to hear I managed to do the cake justice in the picture. :)

      Good luck, it is a pretty easy cake to make.

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      This looks good and pretty easy to make. The image of the breakfast cake looks delicious. Now I'd like to try some.

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      HeatherH104 4 years ago from USA

      Thank you peachpurple! So glad you like it, thanks for the comment. :)

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      delicious breakfast to begin the day. I love cakes, sponge cakes, vanilla and chiffon. They are light and tasty. Butter cake also not bad. Goes well with a cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing your momma cake. Lovely n voted up

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      HeatherH104 4 years ago from USA

      Great cathylynn99, but you don't need a special occasion! :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US

      printed. now i'm ready for a special occasion. thanks.

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      HeatherH104 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks! It is delicious. :)

      Thanks for the comment!

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      atraxus 4 years ago

      Looks absolutely great, Heather, and I bet it tastes delicious, too.