You are here: Home » Recipes » Pennsylvania Dutch Coffee Cake Pennsylvania Dutch Coffee Cake Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 24 servings A deliciously sweet coffee cake. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 teaspoon (heaping) baking soda2 cups buttermilk4 cups flour2 cups sugar1 teaspoon salt1/2 cup shortening3/4 cup chopped pecans1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted3/4 cup packed brown sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions Stir the baking soda into the buttermilk in a bowl; set aside. Sift the flour, sugar and salt together in a bowl. Cut in the shortening until crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup of the flour mixture. Stir the buttermilk mixture into the remaining flour mixture. Pour the batter into 3 greased 8-inch round cake pans. Sprinkle with the pecans. Pour the melted butter over the top. Combine the reserved flour mixture with the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Sprinkle over the coffee cakes. Bake at 325F for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center of each coffee cake comes out clean. Cut into wedges to serve. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Evansville’s Once Upon a Time (The Junior League of Evansville, Indiana, 2003).