Shoo Fly Cake


Shoo-Fly Cake


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 lb brown sugar (or ½ lb white and ½ lb brown)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup molasses (not Blackstrap)
  • 2 tsp baking soda


Combine flour, butter, and brown sugar.  Mix until fine crumbs.  Reserve 1 ½ cups crumbs for topping.  In large bowl, mix molasses, water, and baking soda.  Add gradually to remaining crumb mixture.  Mix well.  Pour into greased 9×13” pan.  Top with crumbs.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Source: Not sure; from my recipe box.


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