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!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

496 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 85.6g 28% DV; fat 15.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 40.7mg 14% DV; sodium 330.9mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2018
Good recipe. I substituted King syrup for Molasses because my mother used it. Makes a lighter flavor. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2014
I really didn't like this recipe, mostly because I was looking for a shoofly cake that was a wet bottom similar to a pie and this one is very dark but no wet bottom. I am not sure if it was the molasses that I purchased that I didn't like or the recipe but between the two I didn't like the taste of this cake. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
03/07/2014
I really didn't like this recipe, mostly because I was looking for a shoofly cake that was a wet bottom similar to a pie and this one is very dark but no wet bottom. I am not sure if it was the molasses that I purchased that I didn't like or the recipe but between the two I didn't like the taste of this cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2018
Good recipe. I substituted King syrup for Molasses because my mother used it. Makes a lighter flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2017
This is a favorite of several family members. It is easy to make and is both allergy and vegan friendly - contains no eggs or dairy and sugar can be substituted for something more vegan like turbinado or coconut sugar.m. It s also economical and can be made without an electric mixer. Makes a great coffee cake. Read More
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