Molasses Crumb Cake


This is a quick and easy cake version of shoo-fly pie. It has crumbs on top, a moist middle, and a wet bottom. Yum!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 1 cup molasses

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Mix flour, sugar, and butter together in a large bowl until large crumbs form. Separate 2 cups of the flour mixture into another bowl and set aside.

  3. Stir boiling water, molasses, and baking soda together in a third bowl until baking soda dissolves; pour into the flour mixture in the large bowl and stir until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the reserved flour mixture over the top of the batter.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

496 Calories
16g Fat
86g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 496
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 86g 31%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 49g
Protein 5g
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 450mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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