Shoo Fly Cake – the Super Moist Amish Molasses Cake

Shoo Fly Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 9" x 13" Cake Pan


  • 4 c Flour
  • 1 c Butter room temperature
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 c Molasses
  • 2 c Boiling water
  • 1 tbsp Baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350℉ and grease and flour a 9" x 13" baking pan.
  • In a large bowl Mix together flour, sugar, and butter until clumps form.
  • Set aside one cup of the clumps for the topping
  • Incorporate one egg and baking soda into the mixture
  • Wisk water and molasses into the mixture until mixed batter is formed
  • Pour batter into floured cake pan and then spread the topping around the top of the batter
  • Bake at 350℉ for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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