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    Shoo-Fly Cake

    Shoo-Fly Cake. Photo by Susiecat too

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    55 mins

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    45 mins

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    1. 1
      Mix all dry ingredients with margarine.
    2. 2
      Take 1 cup of mixture and reserve for topping and set aside.
    3. 3
      Dissolve baking soda in hot water.
    4. 4
      Add molasses, water and dissolved baking soda.
    5. 5
      Mix well.
    6. 6
      Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.
    7. 7
      Sprinkle with reserved topping mixture.
    8. 8
      Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 14, 2008


      First off this recipe makes a LOT! I cut it back to 3 servings and planned to bake it in a pretty little casserole dish. Well, that 3 serving size filled a cake pan and will make 6 to 8 servings. I made this for DH with all the sugars ask for. He LOVES it and said to give it 5 stars and to say that he really wanted to give it at least 8. "It's moist and has a lot of great flavor" quote DH. Very simple to make and even though I set the timer for 45 mins it was fully baked when I checked it at 35 and could have come out at 30. Even if you make the full size cake do check it early just to be sure. Made for Photo Tag.

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    • on January 07, 2011


      Let me first say, I have never heard of or known what "Shoo-fly" pie was. I put in a search for molasses because I love it. It seems like every recipe I try, ie gingerbread, gingerbread cake etc is always so so very dry. I was looking through the recipes and came across this one. Needless to say, I looked up "shoo-fly cake" on google and got results for pie. Anyway, after finding out a little history on this I had to try it. The pictures made it so look so moist. So I made it this afternoon and I shouldn't have.... Now I am addicted and will gain 50 lbs!!
      The recipe was easy to follow (except after I put the butter [had no margarine] in I decided it should be melted, but no worries, came out great)! I must say the topping taste just like shortbread! So delicious, when I make it again, I will make the recipe, plus an extra cup of topping so I can have 2 cups of it on top! This is what I have been looking for for years!! Thank you so much! (Sort of! Since I will be a blimp soon.) :)

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    • on August 01, 2008


      This is almost the exact recipe that my mother made for me every year for my birthday. The only change is that for the sugar, she used brown sugar. SO DELICIOUS and dairy free!

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    Nutritional Facts for Shoo-Fly Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (197 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 745.9
    Calories from Fat 210
    Total Fat 23.3 g
    Saturated Fat 4.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 732.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 129.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 73.5 g
    Protein 6.7 g

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