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Shoo Fly Cake Recipe

Shoo Fly Cake

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"A variation on the old Pennsylvania Dutch favorite, Shoo Fly Pie. Not as sweet or gooey as Shoo Fly Pie, this cake is much better the day after you bake it. Works really well as cupcakes. I made mini cupcakes for Christmas, always a hit."

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Original recipe makes 9 x 13 inch sheet cake Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Dissolve soda in boiling water. Set aside.
  3. Mix together flour, brown sugar, salt, and vegetable oil to form a crumb-like mixture. Reserve 1 cup of the crumbs. Mix the remaining crumbs with the water and soda mixture. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs on top.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes, or until done.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 04, 2010

When the correct ingredients are used this recipe is 5 stars and very easy. This is very similar to my family recipe, except (as others have noticed) it's missing the most important ingredient MOLASSES. Split the water into two containers, disolve the baking soda in 1/4 cup and disolve 1cup molasses in the other. Mix as per recipe discription. Batter is very liquidy, but cake is not.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 21, 2007

The cake tasted too floury and was somewhat puddingy. My family did not like it.

 
Mar 24, 2010

I make this cake from my mother-in-laws recipe. She is PA Dutch. You really need molasses - use instead of oil. Will taste more like shoo-fly pie. I rated this recipe using molasses not oil.

 
Dec 23, 2007

This recipe did not taste at all like shoo fly pie....probably because there is no molasses in the recipe.

 
Nov 18, 2011

Did not taste like shoo fly at all. Made again with black strap molasses (half oil/half molasses) turned out much better.I kept the oil unlike others to keep moisture in the cake.

 
Nov 04, 2014

I've never tasted Shoo Fly Pie, so I can't compare to that. But instead of just oil, I put a little bit of oil, and a lot of maple syrup (didn't have molasses). It tastes good to me! The consistency is more like a bread than a cake, though.

 
Mar 11, 2012

Easy to make. Floury taste. We added maple syrup and it turned out great, though.

 
Aug 11, 2008

This cake was kinda dry, and not molasses tasting like a shoo fly pie has. The recipe didn't have any molasses in it maybe that's why it didn't have the shoo fly pie taste / flavor ? Most of the crumb topping fell to the bottom of the baked cake. Only a little circle in the middle of the cake did the crumbs stay on top of the cake. Maybe i will try again ?

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 278 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.9 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.4 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 336 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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