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A golden discovery: Philadelphia Butter Cake Part of the fun of my job is encountering unexpected foods in surprising places, which is why I want to tell you about the Philadelphia Butter Cake I found at a ...

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Baltimore, MD

#64 Feb 24, 2013
Schillings Bakery wrote:
Hello Past customers of our Famliy business of Cheltenham ,Pa. I am the grandson of Joseph Schilling the founder of Schillings bakery ,and the son Of Walter Sr. I worked at the bakery since I was 12 years old and learned all the receipes for our products.I worked there till I was 21 years and now I am 54 years old and am currently bringing my family's business back to life. I have all the old receipes, and for one ,our Schilling's buttercake will be reproduced just as it was made back in the old days. The cinaminon buns with the 1/4 inch gooey stuff & walnuts and will also be recreated as in the old daysI would like to entertain any comments that anyone would have.Sincerley yours,Walter W Schilling Jr
I also grew up in the Philadelphia/Bucks Co. area and my mom made the gooey top butter cake And it brings back so many memories of growing up I at one time had the receipe and lost it over the years I remember a bakery in the Germantown area used to make one close to her receipe. So that being said is your bakery open and if so where is it located because I will make a trip up to Philadelphia just to get one
Colleen Riddell

Glenside, PA

#65 May 7, 2013
Peg still searching and sampling when I find IT youll GET IT lol
Peggy Uhl wrote:
Joseph, I have been searching for a Philly Butter Cake recipe that is as close to authentic as one can get without going to Philadelphia. However, they just never seem to quite hit the mark. I was wondering since your post is from 2009 and I am not sure if you will see this comment here, I was wondering if your business took off and if so do you by chance ship items outside of PA? I live in Northern Alabama now and I really do miss these cakes and sticky buns. Please drop me a line to my email address; [email protected] I look forward to hearing from you.
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Sharon Cooper

Clearwater, FL

#66 Aug 19, 2013
I grew up on Beecher St in Cleltenham, PA which was right down the street from Schillings bakery. It was a daily stop at the bakery for something. What I remember the most was that butter cake and pineapple cheese cake.
Has the bakery opened somewhere in PA?

Middletown, DE

#67 Sep 24, 2013
The most amazing butter cake was a product of Schmidt's Bakery on Kensington Avenue in Philadelphia in the 1950's, 1960's. Have yet to find one better.

Philadelphia, PA

#69 Feb 23, 2014
Peg wrote:
The most amazing butter cake was a product of Schmidt's Bakery on Kensington Avenue in Philadelphia in the 1950's, 1960's. Have yet to find one better.
Yes, all most every Saturday morning my Dad when to Schmidts bakery for their delicious butter cake, still have not found one better!!! Wish I had their recipe!!!

Marlton, NJ

#70 Mar 31, 2014
I, too, went almost every Saturday to Schmidt's Bakery on Kensington Ave., Phila., for their delicious butter cake back in about 1948. I've talked about this so often to my children and tried to simulate their recipe through the years without success. I've never tasted a butter cake since then that could compare to Schmidt's. Theirs was the very best and oh, how I would love to have that recipe!

Maple Shade, NJ

#71 Jan 11, 2016

This is the closest you will get to the recipe! I make this and Everbody loves it !!
Gail Mattheisz

Roanoke, TX

#72 Mar 29, 2016
I was married in 1964 and Mr.Schilling made our weddingcake -- it was beautiful and delicious. Also, son Joe Schilling was our Best Man. My husband was Ted Mattheisz who went to Valley Force Military Academy with Joe. Schilling's butter cake is the very best and their cinnamon buns cannot be beat. I would love to place an order for a butter cake and a dozen cinnanon buns. Also, would love to contact Joe. He and my husband were great friends and I have not seen Joe since right after my husband passed away.

Stamford, CT

#73 May 5, 2016
Aleta wrote:
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My grandmother lived in the Southside, on Rear Pittston Avenue, did you know any Cierkowski's? My uncle Stanley was a baker at Kaltenbach's, he had the recipes but has also passed on. I'll see if my aunt (his sister) got them from him, as she was quite the baker herself.
Hi Aleta,
I know thus is a long shot, epecially 4 years after your post sbove, but we're you ever able to obtain the meltaway recipe. My cousin and I were just talking about it today.
Thank you!

Bethlehem, PA

#74 Jan 8, 2017
michelle Lawrence wrote:
I found Schillings bakery through this site, and met up with Walter a few days before Christmas to pick up 4 buttercakes for gifts!

Just wanted to let you know that your buttercake was an absolute hit!

Everyone was and has been RAVING about it!
I found out that the bakery my parents use to get it from, before it closed, was called Han's (not sure if I am spelling right?) on york rd. in Warminster, PA ...but they said yours was the BEST they had ever tried!

I gave the first cake to my boyfriend who is on LOVE with it, and told all his friends all about it.....and now they are eager to try as well!:-)

I gave the second cake to my parents on Christmas day. My mom's eyes LIT up when she tasted it, and immediately looked at me and said "I don't have to share this or serve this tonight do I?" hahahahaha.....she wanted all to herself! I told her I had gotten my brother and my grandmom they're own cakes, and she was very relieved! LOL

so the third and fourth cakes went to my brother's family and my grandmom whom both wanted "just a taste" upon opening.... ended up eating like 1/2 the cake right off the bat!

Thank you sooooo much for helping me make my Christmas extra special and bringing back a lot of great memories for my family!

Enjoy the rest of the holiday season and have a happy New Year!
I lived on right off of County Line Road in Hatboro, the bakery you spoke of coming from Hatboro towards Warminster you crossed over County Line Rd and Hon's (not sure of name either) was on left hand side of York Rd about 1/8 th of a mile up from the intersection. Outstanding butter cake, my parents stopped almost every Sunday. The only one I have found close in taste and texture was a Bakery in Lansdale , Distelfink (sp) but I understand they have closed recently.
silly rabbit

United States

#75 Jan 9, 2017
REgressionalistZ in sourced have been the demise of all, Walls, The Pensyvania Restaurant, and Lieby'$??!)$ All three were met with and such med the same fate?!)$
Scranton for Life

United States

#76 Jul 31, 2017
Hopeless_LV wrote:
Growing up in Scranton, I worked in a German bakery that had been around since the 30's or 40's. Mrs. Kaltenbach, the owner, also made a Philadelphia Butter Cake - same as you described but rectangle-shaped. She died in the late 80's and her recipes and the shop went with her.

Then, in the mid-90's I happened into a bakery in New Hope (Peddler's Village) and I saw a cake that looked strikingly similar to my long-lost "butter cake" ... they called it something else and it had fruit mixed in with the buttery topping.. but there it was.

Definitely an interesting life and travels for the Philadelphia Butter Cake.
It was a Swiss Bakery actually (they had the flag in the store on the wall)

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