Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I do not claim this recipe as my own. It is the best molasses crumb cake though. I stalked a woman at church for the recipe. She insists it's the oil that makes it so moist.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together flour, sugar, oil, and salt. Reserve two cups for crumb topping.
  2. Dissolve baking soda into warm water.
  3. Add water mix and molasses to dry ingredients.
  4. Mix until smooth and pour into a greased pan (I use a glass cake dish).
  5. Sprinkle crumbs on top.
  6. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Most Helpful

Ive been making this recipe for years. It's truly simple and good. The only difference with my recipe is the addition of 1tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ginger and 1/4 tsp cloves to the crumb mixture.

Chef OG April 12, 2013

Very nice cake. Followed the recipe exactly as written. Good molasses flavor and reminded me of shoo-fly pie quite a lot. I was a little worried about no eggs, but it worked out just fine.

mollypaul February 23, 2009