Shoo Fly Cake Recipe

If you’re looking for a fabulous shoo fly cake recipe…here it is! Living in the heart of Amish country has its advantages. A large majority of Amish are farmers, so that means there’s a lot of beautiful farm country around.

shoo fly cake recipe

Moist shoo fly cake

When I was young, I didn’t really appreciate the beauty of Pennsylvania, but as I got older and wiser I started looking at things much differently and now do my best to not take things for granted. I still enjoy seeing an Amish buggy traveling in the countryside and the first time you see an Amish horse and buggy in the Walmart parking lot will make you smile.

The Amish are know for their good down-home cooking and this shoo fly Cake recipe is no exception. It’s super easy to make, very moist and delicious.  I make it pretty regularly because my family loves it. it makes a great morning snack or a tasty dessert after dinner. Don’t let the simplicity of this cake fool you…it’s wonderful! Try it and I’m fairly certain it will become one of your favorites.

Shoofly Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Shoofly Cake


  • Grease and flour for pan
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 tsp baking soda


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease and flour a 9-by-13-inch pan.
  • 2. In a large bowl, work together flour, sugar, brown sugar, and shortening to form crumbs. Reserve 1 cup of the mixture.
  • 3. In a separate bowl, mix molasses, hot water, and baking soda.
  • 4. Combine wet and dry mixtures. Pour into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle reserved crumbs on top. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F and bake 30 to 40 minutes more or until a sharp knife inserted in center comes out clean.

If you looking for another sinfully rich dessert that’s easy to make, try the Triple Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies.

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