Bakery Style Amish Cinnamon Bread



For the Bread:

1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups buttermilk
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

For the Topping:

⅔ cups of granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then grease the two loaf pans and leave it aside.
-Cream together the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a small bowl using a handheld mixer. Add the buttermilk, flour, and baking soda using a rubber spatula until it is combined.
-Combine the cinnamon-sugar topping ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Then divide half of the batter between the pans and sprinkle ¾ of the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the batter in both pans evenly. Also spread the remaining batter over the top of both pans and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar over the top of both loaves evenly. Then cut a few curl marks in both pans through the batter.
-Allow to bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Then allow the bread to cool for about 20 minutes before placing in the wire racks to cool completely.