Molasses Spice Crumb Cake

Susan Bickta

By
@souxie

I remember my mother making this when I was growing up. I don't know where she got the recipe .. maybe from a family friend. I added some spices to it to adjust to my taste. It's sort of like a PA Dutch Shoofly Pie without the crust! Please note: the batter is VERY thin ... and there is no "typo" .... this cake has no eggs in it!!


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 c
all purpose flour
2 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
1/2 lb
margarine (2 sticks), softened
1 c
dark molasses
2 c
boiling water
1 Tbsp
baking soda

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13X9-inch baking pan with baking spray. Set aside.
2
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Mix well. Cut in the margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles crumbs the size of a pea.
3
Measure out 1 1/4 cups of the crumbs and place in a bowl. Set aside.
4
In a large microwave safe bowl, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Remove from microwave and stir in the molasses. Add the baking soda and mix quickly. (This mixture will foam quite a bit at this stage.)
5
Quickly pour into crumbs and mix quickly qith a wire whisk. Mixture will be VERY thin.
6
Pour into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle reserved crumbs evenly over top.
7
Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes or until cake passes the toothpick test.
8
Please note: this recipe can be halved and baked in an 8X8X2 baking pan.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #molasses, #cinnamon