The holidays are officially upon us! It’s the time of year for dinners and visits and sometimes that can be overwhelming for someone who loves to entertain. Let Golden Barrel take some of that stress away with a taste of Lancaster County in our box mixes! Today, I’m going show you how easy it is to whip up one of these tasty Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Cakes.
If you’ve been reading the blog for some time now, you know I have three little boys that love to help me bake in the kitchen. This mix is a great way for them to get involved. Dump, stir, and pour are right up a boy’s alley! Finn was my big helper with this cake. We actually made it several times to test which fat we liked more (either butter or coconut oil). Inside each box you’ll find a dry ingredients bag and a container of table syrup.
The only other ingredients you need are a stick of butter/coconut oil and some boiling water. Super easy!
You start out by cutting in your preferred fat (butter or coconut oil) into the dry ingredients, set aside 1 1/2 cups of the mixture (for the topping), then pour the table syrup in the remaining crumb mix.
After that, pour in 2 cups of boiling water (Momma’s job) and stir (Finn’s job). It’ll look clumpy. And that’s okay. 🙂
Pour into a greased and floured 9×13 or other sized pan, and sprinkle the remaining crumbs on top. Bake, then you’re done!
The first batch we made with unsalted butter. And in a fun Lodge Cast Iron Mini Cake Pan. Before I even started, I was convinced that you wouldn’t be able to taste the butter (that’s why I wanted to experiment with different fats), but I was very surprised (and delighted!) that you actually could taste the butter. I tasted it even more the next day. Another thing I observed was that the cake needed more salt, so definitely use salted butter or add 1/2 teaspoon of salt if you’re using unsalted butter.
The boys were big fans of the individual cakes. In addition to that pan, I also was able to make a 9×9 pan with the same batter.
The next batch was made with coconut oil. I added 1/2 teaspoon salt to the dry mix.
It turned out good as well, moist and delicious, just minus a buttery flavor. (side note: this butter-lover here slathered some on top when I ate mine…so that’s always an option! 😉 )
So why not have a few Golden Barrel Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Cake Mixes stocked in your pantry this holiday season? (They also make great gifts!) It’ll take the stress out of holiday visits. Now as far as that “interesting” relative of yours…well, you’re on your own with that one!
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Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.