Shoo Fly Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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A simple and delightful cake that can be served for breakfast as a coffee cake or for dinner as a dessert.
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup dark Karo or molasses
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  1. Combine first three ingredients (flour, brown sugar, and margarine/butter)
  2. Mix together until crumbs are formed
  3. Reserve 1½ cups for topping
  4. Mix water, molasses, and soda
  5. Add wet mixture to the remaining dry crumb mixture
  6. Mix well. Batter will be very thin.
  7. Pour into greased and floured 8 x 13 inch pan
  8. Top with remaining crumbs
  9. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out dry
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