Molasses Spice Crumb Cake

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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

Step-By-Step

1Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13X9-inch baking pan with baking spray. Set aside.
2In 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.
3Measure out 1 1/4 cups of the crumbs and place in a bowl. Set aside.
4In 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.)
5Quickly pour into crumbs and mix quickly qith a wire whisk. Mixture will be VERY thin.
6Pour into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle reserved crumbs evenly over top.
7Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes or until cake passes the toothpick test.
8Please note: this recipe can be halved and baked in an 8X8X2 baking pan.

About Molasses Spice Crumb Cake

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