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Shoo Fly Cake (Bear’s new Favorite Cake)

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NOTE TO ALL !!!
I made a big mistake when I copied Mrs Bear's Recipe.
I didn't see the little "2" in her "2/3" Cups, so I wrote "3 Cups", when it really should be 2/3 Cup.
I'll Change it in the original post too.

Sorry about that guys!!!

My Thanks to "Smokeymose" for asking me to check my list above.

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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!!!
Thank You bill1 bill1 !!
Be sure to change the amount of Shortening from 3 Cups to 2/3 Cup.
I translated that way off !! You need 2/3 Cup of Shortening.

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I've heard of shoo fly pie, but never seen or eaten it. But this cake does sound good, so I'll be trying it.
Thanks for the recipe, John.
Gary
Thank You Gary!!
Let me know how you like it!
And Thanks for the Like.

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I’ve never heard of Shoo Fly Pie either, but this is bookmarked to try this month. Thank you for sharing!
Thank You JW !!
Let me know how you like it !
And Thanks for the Like.

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Well Bear I must tell you and Mrs. Bear, we love the cake. Thank god I noticed your post just before I started it today, ha ha
So here is the process that you explained perfect. It came out great
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Again Bear , thank you for the recipe. It is a winner, Everyone should try this at least once. So does this taste the same as Shoofly Pie ???

Very Good

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Well Bear I must tell you and Mrs. Bear, we love the cake. Thank god I noticed your post just before I started it today, ha ha
So here is the process that you explained perfect. It came out great
David

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Again Bear , thank you for the recipe. It is a winner, Everyone should try this at least once. So does this taste the same as Shoofly Pie ???

Very Good

David

Thank You David!!
Yes, this tastes exactly like Shoo Fly Pie, but without the Crust or the wet bottom.
The moistness of the bottom half makes up for not having the "Wet Bottom Layer".
I never cared much for the crust, anyway.

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We made it last night. It was very good. Neither of us has ever had Shoo Fly Pie, so we didn't know what to expect, lol. It was very good. I was surprised how strong the Molasses flavor was. I use Molasses in some BBQ sauce recipes, a lot of Molasses, and it's not very noticeable. Here's 2 pictures. Thanks again John and thank your Mrs. for the recipe. Very easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
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Heck, I'm not a big cake fan, but I'd consider trying a gluten free version of this.

Thank You Doug!!
We have no idea, on the Glutens.
And Thanks for the Like.

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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.
 

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Looks fantastic for sure. I have to believe it tastes phenomenal. Thanks for sharing it!
Thank You Jeff !!
You gotta try it !!

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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.
Thank You Mike!!
It is even easy enough for me!!
And Thanks for the Like.

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Wow, Amazing. I Love cakes.
Thank You!!

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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!!!
Thank You Bill !! Try it, You'll love it.
IMHO, it doesn't need salt, but I quit using it on everything.
And Thanks for the Like.

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Bear, thanks for the recipe, your wifes' dessert looks delicious!
 

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We made it last night. It was very good. Neither of us has ever had Shoo Fly Pie, so we didn't know what to expect, lol. It was very good. I was surprised how strong the Molasses flavor was. I use Molasses in some BBQ sauce recipes, a lot of Molasses, and it's not very noticeable. Here's 2 pictures. Thanks again John and thank your Mrs. for the recipe. Very easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
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Thank You Mike!!
I knew you'd like it !!
It's hard to believe how close the taste is to Regular "Shoo Fly Pie".
We'll be making it more often now that we know how good it is.

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It's funny but I always thought it was a Southern dish, from the name, I guess.
Live and learn!
LOL---This is definitely in every PA Dutch cookbook ever made, along with "Hot Bacon Dressing", "Applesauce", "Scrapple", etc, etc....
Southern???---Yup, very popular in Southern Macungie.

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Bear, thanks for the recipe, your wifes' dessert looks delicious!

Thank You CM !!Let Me know how you like it.
And Thanks for the Like.

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I decided to try your shoofly cake, John. I was short a couple of ingredients, so I subbed butter for the shortening and only had 1 3/4 cups of brown sugar and added 1/4 cup of white sugar. I also reserved 1 1/2 cups of the dry mix for the topping since I was using a larger pan. It came out beautiful, and moist.

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The taste was very good, but as a dessert, both Miss Linda and I felt it just wasn't sweet enough--couple of sweet tooth people here. :emoji_wink::emoji_wink:

Miss Linda started researching shoofly cake and discovered that it was originally served as a breakfast cake. Now that made sense to me--it would make a real hearty meal to start the work day.

Sooooooo, the next morning i had some for breakfast. I nuked the cake for 30 secs to warm it up, sliced it like Texas toast, and then tried it with 4 different toppings: butter, smoked honey butter, honey, and corn syrup. The butter was a "why bother", the honey over powered the cake flavor, the corn syrup was quite good, but the smoked honey butter was fantastic. The added sweetness of the honey, combined with the smokey goodness of the butter on the shoofly cake was a match made in heaven. So good, in fact, that I had a second piece. Roxy, on the other hand, loved hers with no topping.

I'll be having a goodly sized piece for breakfast as long as the cake lasts. You might think about trying it this way. It won't be the last time I bake this cake.

Thanks for posting your Miss Linda's recipe, John. It's a keeper.

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