Shoo Fly Cake (Bear’s new Favorite Cake)

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Shoo Fly Cake (Bear’s new Favorite Cake)



You Guys are gonna love this one, because I sure do!!
Mrs Bear found it on the Internet, & we decided to give it a try.
It ends up tasting just like Shoo Fly Pie, without the Crust & the Wet Bottom.
So if you never had Shoo Fly Pie, this would be a good way to find out what it tastes like.
This is one of the Great Things about Being Pennsylvania Dutch!

Mix #1:
4 Cups of Flour
2 Cups of Brown Sugar

2/3 Cup of Shortening (I had 3 Cups, but that was my mistake in translation)
Mix this into Crumbs & save 1 Cup.

Mix #2:
1 Cup of Molasses
1 TBS of Baking Soda
2 Cups of Boiling Water
Mix this first, and then mix it with Mix #1 (Above)
Pour Mix into 9” X 11” Greased & Floured Pan.
Put the 1 cup of leftover crumbs that were save from Mix #1 on top of the whole thing.
Bake @ 350° for 45 Min. To 1 Hour (Toothpick test).


Everybody please note my change from 3 cups of Shortening to 2/3 Cup.

Enjoy everyone!!

Bear


Mix #1---Flour, Brown Sugar & Shortening:
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Grandma's Molasses:
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Mix #2---Molasses, Baking Soda & Boiling Water----Mix Well:
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Then Mix #1 & Mix #2 (minus the one cup saved) together:
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Mix #1 and Mix #2 mixed together:
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Poured into 9" X 11" Greased & Floured Pan:
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Put the 1 cup of leftover crumbs that were save from Mix #1 on top of the whole thing. Ready for Oven:
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Bake @ 350° for 45 Min. To 1 Hour (Toothpick test):
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All Done:
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Cooling:
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One of the First Pieces for The Bear:
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My man that is being bookmarked. Tell Ms Bear I'll need a cup of coffee to go along with that!
Jim
 
I've never had shoo fly pie but I've heard of it. The molasses had me. No salt involved also! I have to try this.
If Mrs. Bear doesn't mind, could I ask what kind of shortening she used?
 
I've never had shoo fly pie but I've heard of it. The molasses had me. No salt involved also! I have to try this.
If Mrs. Bear doesn't mind, could I ask what kind of shortening she used?


Thank You Mose!!
Crisco Vegetable Shortening.
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 
I’ve never heard of Shoo Fly Pie either, but this is bookmarked to try this month. Thank you for sharing!
 
Heck, I'm not a big cake fan, but I'd consider trying a gluten free version of this.
 
Looks fantastic for sure. I have to believe it tastes phenomenal. Thanks for sharing it!
 
That looks delicious John. Simple enough even I should be able to try it. Gotta check how much it's gonna cost my diet. If not too much, gonna try it this weekend. Thank you and the Mrs. for sharing this.
 
Looks fantastic John! No cake for me, been off the menu for a long time. RAY

Thank You Ray!!
I know what you mean!!
I eat a very small piece at a time.
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear


No dairy...I can have that!

Thank You Norm!!
Let me know how you like it.
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 
Looks awesome but not being PA Dutch I don't care for shoo fly pie.

Warren

Thank You Warren!!
We can't all be PA Dutch!!
But Thanks for the Like.

Bear


Tell the mrs's it Sure looks good, been a few years since I had some fly pie.

Thank You Jim!!
If you like Shoo Fly Pie, you'll love this Cake!!
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 
Sounds too simple to be good, Bear. But I agree it looks mighty appealing and you've never let me down so I'm giving it a go this weekend! Might add a pinch of salt?

Thanks!!!
 
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