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Amish Onion Cake/Bread

Amish Onion Cake/Bread is rich and delicious!
Course Bread
Keyword Amish Bread/Cake, Bread, onions, poppy seeds
Servings 8 servings
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 3 to 4 medium sweet onions, chopped (Vidalia)
  • 2 cups cold butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream


  • In a large skillet, cook onions in 1/2 cup butter over low heat for 10 minutes. Stir in the poppy seeds, salt, paprika and pepper; cook until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder and sugars. Cut in 1-1/4 cups butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Melt the remaining butter. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sour cream and melted butter.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients; stir in egg mixture just until moistened. Spread into a greased 10 inch springform pan. Spoon onion mixture over the dough. Place pan on baking sheet. Bake at 350 º for 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm. Yield: 10-12 servings.