Molasses crumb cake

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Molasses crumb cake recipe – an easy coffee cake-style treat with loads of flavour and wonderful texture. Great for gatherings


  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses


  1.  Grease a 9”x13” pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour and sugar.
  3. Cut in the butter using two knives, a pastry blender, or your fingers.
  4. Reserve one cup of crumbs for the topping.
  5. In a separate bowl, add the baking soda and molasses to the boiling water.
  6. Stir until fizzy.
  7. Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl with the butter, flour, and sugar. Stir to combine.
  8. Pour combined mixture into the prepared pan.
  9. Top with the reserved crumb mixture.
  10. Cook for 40-45 minutes at 350 F or until a tester comes out clean.