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Turkey Creek Lane · From an Amish “Advertising Paper”…the best cake recipe ever!

From an Amish “Advertising Paper”…the best cake recipe ever!

The People’s Exchange is an “advertising paper” serving the Amish communities in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan. It has a circulation of 10,500. It’s printed every two weeks. And, it is FREE. 

In The People’s Exchange you can find a “Charming Spinner” to get your clothes “50 to 90% dry” or a “woman safe” driving horse. There are ads for “certified organic” Jersey cattle, for race ponies and for farms. Every issue also contains a “favorite” sent-in-by-reader recipe.

Last week they had  the best tasting cake recipe ever. It came out light, fluffy and moist with a wonderful sugary crust. Yummmmmmm…

Last week, The Peoples Exchange had 136 pages.


1 box yellow cake mix (2 layer box)

4 eggs

8 oz. cream cheese

1/2 cup milk

1 pkg.instant vanilla pudding (The recipe didn’t say which size. I used the small box)

brown sugar


Mix together the cake mix, eggs, cream cheese milk and pudding. Pour batter into 2 loaf pans and top with brown sugar and cinnamon. (I was pretty generous.)

Yes, the recipe does use mixes. But, you end up with a cake, fresh from your oven, that TASTES made-from-scratch.dsc01927.JPG
I wish I had some just “picked-from-the-garden” strawberries.



(courtesy of The People’s Exchange)


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  1. sweetrosie’s avatar

    I loved both of these posts! The weather stick is amazing – does it have to be that particular wood?

    I wish I could get my hands on the Amish magazine. It’s fascinating to see this way of life – we don’t have an Amish community in Australia, all I know is what I’ve read or seen on the telly. It seems like a time-gone-by to me, so wonderful to have access to services, produce and products with a strong ethical base via the magazine they put out.

    Thank you. That was really interesting.


  2. Strawberry Lane’s avatar

    How interesting! Amish magazine … free?
    Would love to subscribe to it even for a fee.

    Hi Strawberry Lane,

    I will call and see if I can get permission to copy their subscription page and put it on my blog. I think a lot of people might be interested in subscribing. It’s a thick magazine and comes out every two weeks. I look forward to it.


  3. Tim Pletcher’s avatar

    I live near where the Amish paper (peoples exchange) is printed, you can subscribe online if you want to receive it: PeoplesExchangeMagazine.com

    Very neat paper, lots of unique adds like you said and interesting opportunities


  4. Macie Macewen’s avatar

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    There are so many cake recipes to choose from but i always want those cake recipes with choclate chip cookies in it. ;:.`;

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