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Amish Shoo Fly Cake Recipe

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About this Amish Shoo Fly Cake Recipe

People flock to Pennsylvania Dutch Amish country to take in the Amish culture, visit the many shops, and to have a piece of the famous Shoo Fly Cake. The Amish people are well-known for wholesome, homestyle, cooking. Use this classic Shoo Fly Cake recipe to bring an Amish tradition into your home.

Today’s Amish Saying: Better to let them wonder why you didn’t speak than to wonder why you did.

Amish Shoo Fly Cake Ingredients


  • 6 cups flour

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 1 cup lard


  • 2 cups molasses

  • 2 cups hot water

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda diluted in boiling water.

How to Make Shoo Fly Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 ° F.

  2. In a bowl, mix together crumb ingredients.

  3. Set aside 3/4 cup of crumbs for the top.

  4. In a second bowl, mix together the syrup ingredients.

  5. Pour crumbs and syrup alternately into a 13 X 9 X 2-inch cake pan.

  6. Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top.

  7. Bake in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes.

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