• Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 45 mins
  • Serves: 24

Easy Shoofly Cake

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 Ingredients List

  • 1 cup Molasses (not Blackstrap)
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
  • 2-¼ cups Boiling Water
  • 4 cups All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 2 cups Light Brown Sugar
  • ¾ cups Vegetable Oil


Preheat oven to 350ºF.

In a medium-sized heat-proof bowl, combine molasses, baking soda, and boiling water and stir until well mixed. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and brown sugar. Add vegetable oil and mix with your hands until crumbs form.

Remove 1 ½ cups of the crumb mixture and set aside. Whisk remaining crumbs into the molasses mixture until combined. The batter will be thin.

Pour the batter into an ungreased 13×9 baking dish. Sprinkle the 1 ½ cups of reserved crumbs evenly over the batter.

Bake for 40–45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

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