Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Cake (from a box!)


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.

Golden Barrel Shoofly Cake Mix

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.

Kids help in the kitchen making Golden Barrel Shoofly Cake Mix

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.

Adding Table Syrup to Shoofly Cake 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. 🙂

Shoofly Cake Ingredients

Pour into a greased and floured 9×13 or other sized pan, and sprinkle the remaining crumbs on top. Bake, then you’re done!

Adding Crumb Topping to Shoofly Cake - Golden Barrel

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.

Shoofly Cake in a Lodge Cast Iron Mini Cake Pan

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.

2 boys enjoying Golden Barrel Shoofly Cake Mix

The next batch was made with coconut oil. I added 1/2 teaspoon salt to the dry mix.

Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Cake

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! 😉 )

A piece of Golden Barrel Shoofly Cake

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!Shoofly Cake on a Fork - Golden Barrel

If you act quickly, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING when you spend $29 on all retail products for TODAY only! The free shipping deal ends 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) Monday, November 30, 2015, so pick up some of our mixes today!

Kids love Golden Barrel Shoofly Cake

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