Amish Onion Cake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by keen5

This is a rich, moist bread with an onion-poppy seed topping. It is wonderful with soup or salad and goes well with any meat. Prep time is approximate. Cook time only includes baking time. I got this recipe from one of my Amish cookbooks.

Top Review by carolinajewel

I made this for O is for October in the Photo Forum and my whole family is glad I did! The ingredients go together quickly, smell fantastic while baking and taste even better! This turned a simple rotisserie chicken into a special meal. The only change I made was to use smoked paprika since I had more of it than regular and it added a nice smoky touch. Great recipe - Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, cook onions in 1/2 cup butter over low heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the poppy seeds, salt, paprika and pepper; cook until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  4. In a bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and sugars.
  5. Cut in 1-1/4 cups butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. Melt the remaining butter.
  7. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sour cream and melted butter.
  8. Make a well in dry ingredients; stir in egg mixture just until moistened.
  9. Spread into a greased 10-inch springform pan.
  10. Spoon onion mixture over the dough.
  11. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  13. Serve warm.

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