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Molasses Shoo-Fly Cake

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • *pastry
  • *liquid:
  • 1/2 c Molasses
  • 1 Egg yolk, well beaten
  • 1/2 tb Soda
  • *dissolved in:
  • 3/4 c Water, boiling
  • *crumbs:
  • 3/4 c Flour
  • 1/2 c Brown sugar
  • 2 tb Shortening
  • 1/8 ts Nutmeg
  • 1/8 ts Ginger
  • 1/8 ts Cloves
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/4 ts Salt


Combine the ingredients for the liquid part mixing well. Combine the dry
ingredients for the crumbs, working in the shortening. Line a pie pan with
pastry. Make alternate layers of crumbs and liquid. Top with crumbs and
bake at 450-F until crust edges start to brown. Reduce heat to 350-F and
bake until firm (about 20 minutes). Source: Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book -
Fine Old Recipes, Culinary Arts Press, 1936.

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