This is a repost of a recipe I published in September 2009.
…or muffins. I grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch country where Shoe-Fly Pie is a specialty. While I like Shoe-Fly pie, I LOVE Shoe-Fly cake. It is a recipe that takes me back to my childhood. My grandmother always made it for me because she knew how much I loved it. She sent it along every time I left for college and she makes it for me for my birthday every year. She is such a good Nanny.
The starring ingredient in Shoe-Fly cake or pie is Molasses. The cake reminds me of a coffee cake. Actually I eat it a lot for breakfast or a mid-morning snack with my coffee.
The muffins…they are my experiment. Muffins are good portion control for us and easy to freeze.
Portion control…who am I kidding, I ate 3 as soon as the cooled down.
Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Snack, whenever you choose, just Enjoy!
Shoe Fly Cake
- 1 C Molasses
- 1 Tbsp. baking soda
- 2 C. boiling water
- 4 C. Flour
- 2 C. light brown sugar
- 2/3 C. Butter (room temperature)
- pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine the Molasses, baking soda and boiling water. Set aside to cool.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, light brown sugar, butter and salt. This flour mixture will have a crumb texture. Set aside about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of this crumb mixture for the topping.
4. Mix together the molasses mixture and the larger crumb mixture, excluding the topping.
5. Pour batter into a 13 X 9 pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture on top of cake and bake about 15 minutes more or until toothpick comes out clean.
Note: If you do decide to bake muffins instead of cake, bake for 15 minutes, sprinkle the crumb mixture on top and bake for another 12 – 15 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. This recipe makes about 24-30 muffins, depending how you fill the muffin tins. I’d recommend filling the tins 1/2 full. I filled some too much and they baked over the pan.
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Have you ever eaten Shoe Fly Cake or Pie?