I love Shoo-Fly Pie, but Jazlyn doesn't like pie of any kind. I decided to use those flavors to make a cake instead. The result is a tender, moist, and fluffy cake with the unique flavor of the Shoo-Fly Pie. It is also so easy to make that Tayana made it all by herself. My girls loved this cake and the crumb topping was their favorite. The taste and texture are so good that I highly encourage you to try it.
I made this cake again as a birthday cake for my mom and dad. They loved it, even though my girls ate most of it. Each time I make it I'm amazed how much they devour this cake compared to a traditional vanilla or chocolate cake. I'm not sure what it is, but my girls can't get enough of this Shoo-Fly Cake.
Maleah made this cake for our Sunday School snack and everyone loved it, even a few people who don't like Shoo-Fly Pie.
4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup dairy free margarine
2 cups boiling water
1 cup King Syrup
1 tbsp baking soda
Use a pastry blender or a fork to combine the flour, sugar, brown sugar, and dairy free margarine until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup of the crumbs. To the remaining crumb mixture, add the boiling water, King Syrup, and baking soda. Mix until thoroughly combined. Pour the batter into a sprayed 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture evenly over the top. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Best served at room temperature.
My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 12 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.