Shoo Fly Cake

Shoo Fly Cake

Shoo Fly Cake


4 cups all purpose flour

2 2/3 cups brown sugar

1 cup butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups boiling water

1 cup molasses

2 teaspoons baking soda


Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9×13 baking pan.

Mix flour, brown sugar, butter, and salt together and work into crumbs. Save 1 and 1/2 cups of crumbs for the top of the cake.

Combine hot water, molasses, and baking soda, mixing well. Add 1/2 of liquid to crumbs. Mix until moist and smooth. Add remaining liquid and mix. It will be a bit runny.

Pour into prepared baking pan and top with reserved crumbs. Press crumbs lightly into top. Bake for 45 minutes.

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