Pennsylvania Dutch Shoo-Fly Cake

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is the Pennsylvania Dutch cake version of their Shoo-Fly pie that is so popular in Lancaster County.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together (like a crumbly pie crust) flour, shortening, sugars in a large bowl, reserving 1/2 cup of the crumbs for top of cake.
  2. In another bowl, mix: molasses, baking soda and hot water.
  3. Stir until mixed and some of the foam disappears.
  4. Add to the crumb mixture and stir until blended.
  5. Put in a 9 X 13 inch loaf pan that has been greased and floured.
  6. Put the 1/2 cup crumb mixture on top and bake for 1 hour at 350 deg.


Most Helpful

Cut recipe in half to make smaller cake, added cinnamon, couldn't help myself. Nice texture, nice taste and stayed moist. Thanks.

Sueie April 05, 2003

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