Shoofly Cupcakes Recipe
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Shoofly Cupcakes Recipe

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These moist old-fashioned molasses cupcakes were my grandmother's specialty. To keep them from disappearing too quickly, she used to store them out of sight. Somehow, we always figured out her hiding places! —Beth Adams, Jacksonville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup molasses

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 248 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 219 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup for topping. Add baking soda to remaining crumb mixture. Stir in water and molasses.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe does not use eggs.
Originally published as Shoofly Cupcakes in Country Woman January/February 2003, p29

Reviews for Shoofly Cupcakes

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Reviewed May. 2, 2016

"Pretty easy cupcakes and I was kind of surprised how much I liked them. Definitely worth making again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"Excellent cupcakes! I followed the recipe as written, no changes, to retain the authentic Shoofly taste and was not disappointed. The cupcakes are very moist, but not gooey, nice molasses taste, perfect! These cupcakes will most definitely become a family favorite."

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Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"I make Shoofly pies but will make these cupcakes from now on. They are delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2015

"These cupcakes turned out great. They are very moist & delicious. I like molasses but it seemed 1 cup would be too strong. I only used 1/2 cup of molasses. Next time I will try to reduce the sugar. They are not too sweet, I just like to limit the sugar in foods. My daughter made these with 3/4 cup of molasses & they were even more moist and still not too strong on molasses."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015

"They were ok but the were REALLY STRONG this recipie is more for people who like a more "interesting" flavor"

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