Posted by: marthabernie | June 18, 2014


This is a recipe from Pennsylvania where Shoofly Pie originated.  This cake version is served at diners in the heart of Pennsylvania coal country.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan.  In a large bowl, work together 4 cups flour, one cup dugar, 1 cup brown sugar and one cup butter to form crumbs.  Reserve one cup mixture.  In a separate bowl, mix one cup molasses, 2 cups hot water, and 2 teaspoons baking soda.  Combine wet and dry ingredients.  Pour into prepared baking pan.  Sprinkle reserved crumbs on top.  Bake 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake 30 to 40 minutes more until a sharp knife inserted comes out clean.

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