Sunday, March 24, 2013

#2716 - Old Fashioned Shoo Fly Cake

(by Aunt Faye [Herman] Minier)

Crumbs: 4 cups flour; 2 cups white sugar; 1 cup softened Parkay margarine; 1 tsp. salt

Batter: 2 eggs; 2 cups warm water; 1 tsp. baking soda; 1 cup Brer Rabbit green label baking molasses

In a bowl add flour, white sugar, Parkay and salt--mix with a pastry blender to make crumbs. Measure out 1 cup of the crumb mixture and set aside. In a separate bowl add eggs and molasses--stir well. Add warm water--stir well. Add baking soda--stir until mixture fizzes. Add liquid mixture to crumb mixture--stir just until mixed. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Sprinkle the reserved 1 cup of crumbs evenly over the top of the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes--test with a toothpick for doneness. Cool completely.

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