Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Janet Groene's Shoo Fly Cake
You’ve heard of Shoo Fly Pie. This cake version is easier to make yet it retains all the old-time taste of this Amish favorite. Make it in a 9 X 9-inch square pan and cut into 9 portions.
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 stick of butter
1 cup boiling water
½ cup molasses
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda.
Cut butter into a mixture of the flour and brown sugar until mealy. Remove and save a heaping half cupful. Bring water to a boil in a pan or micro-safe cup or bowl large enough to hold 3 cups. (Mixture may froth up). Stir molasses and baking soda into water until it stops foaming, then fold liquid into the flour mixture until it’s evenly moistened. Put in a greased square pan and sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until it’s springy to the touch, at 350 degrees.
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Posted by Janet Groene at 8:07 AM