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    Shoofly Crumb Cake

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 5 mins

    10 mins

    55 mins

    kzmom's Note:

    If you like molasses, you will love this rich, moist cake. The recipe comes from a Pennsylvania Dutch restauranteur named Betty Groff and is published in an old book by her called Good Earth and Country Cooking.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix the flour, sugars, salt and butter to crumbs using a pastry blender or your fingers.
    2. 2
      Reserve one cup of the crumbs for topping.
    3. 3
      Mix the molasses, boiling water, and baking soda and gradually add to the major part of the crumbs until well blended.
    4. 4
      Pour this mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle the reserved 1 cup of crumbs on top.
    6. 6
      Bake in a 350 F oven for 55 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 08, 2014

      55

      I made this cake, and it is wonderful! However, I did some things differently. I baked mine for 45 minutes, and used a glass dish that was 9 1/2 by 13 1/2, so I had reserved 1 1/2 cups of the crumbs to put on top of the batter in the dish. I also used 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar instead of the 1 cup of light brown. I suggest using the best molasses possible, and getting some great vanilla ice-cream to go along with this excellent cake. It is better the second day, when it has settled into itself.

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    • on February 19, 2012

      55

      Loved this cake! Makes a large coffeecake, and the topping is really delicious.

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    • on August 06, 2008

      55

      I baked this cake and took it to work. My boss said it was the best cake she had ever eaten in her life. However, I did use Brer Rabbit Full Flavored Molasses rather than table molasses.

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    Nutritional Facts for Shoofly Crumb Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (131 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 15

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 402.3
     
    Calories from Fat 113
    28%
    Total Fat 12.6 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 7.8 g
    39%
    Cholesterol 32.5 mg
    10%
    Sodium 382.1 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 69.9 g
    23%
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    3%
    Sugars 40.1 g
    160%
    Protein 3.5 g
    7%

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