Monday, February 28, 2011

Shoofly Cake Recipe...

It's hard to believe that I've lived in Lancaster County all my life, and have never made a shoofly pie!  I don't do pie crusts, and we've had so many opportunities to enjoy them over the years that I've just never bothered.

I found this recipe, however, for Shoofly Cake that is scrumptious!  I'm embarrassed to say how long it lasted...or not! 

Give it a try...I don't think you'll be disappointed!

*this is especially good when enjoyed warm, right out of the oven...

4 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
2 cups boiling water
1 cup molasses (regular baking molasses...not Black Strap!)
2 tsp baking soda

1.  Combine flour, brown sugar and butter until crumbly.  Reserve 1 ½ cups crumbs for topping.
2.  Combine boiling water, molasses and baking soda.  Stir into remaining crumbs and mix well.  Pour into floured baking pan.  Sprinkle with   1 ½ cups reserved crumbs.
3.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


  1. Alica I have never tried this pie before either. Thanks for the recipe I will give it a try. B

  2. Looks good. I think I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks yummy ! Did you know the Shoofly pie originated in England, my mum and Nana made it alot back in the day ! Have a great day !

  4. Yum! I'm going to have to give that a try!! BTW - I never did pie crusts either until a friend taught me how mix the dough using my food processor... all the guess work is gone. :)

  5. It's been years since I made a shoofly pie! I definitely think this looks like a recipe I want to try.

  6. I hope you all enjoy it every bit as much as we did! :)

  7. I really want to try this recipe. I have never made shoofly pie or shoofly cake. I'll bet with the combination of the brown sugar and the molasses it is really good!

  8. Trying this now. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Am a lifelong Lancaster Co girl myself, looking for a recipe for this cake for my mom's birthday. Just took it out of the oven and had to try a bite. VERY MOIST and YUMMY! Thanks for the recipe, it's a keeper.

  10. From York County... this was the perfect quintessential PA holiday cake for a snowy weekend. Served with whipped cream. Thanks for the delicous recipe. The house smells wonderful. Or should I say "wonderful good?"


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