PA Dutch *Shoo-Fly Cake Recipe*

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PA Dutch *Shoo-Fly Cake Recipe*

Postby ravish30 on Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:45 am

Shoo-Fly Cake

1 c. molasses
2 1/4 c. boiling water
1 Tbsp. baking soda
4 c. flour
3/4 c. shortening
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. brown sugar

Mix molasses, boiling water and baking soda together in a small bowl and set aside. Mix the flour, shortening, salt and brown sugar together with a fork or pastry blender until crumbs form. Remove and Reserve 1 cup of crumbs to be used as the cake topping. Mix the rest of the ingredients together (crumbs and liquid). Pour into a 13 x 9" ungreased baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven and top with the remaining reserved crumbs. Let cool and serve with Cool Whip if desired.
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