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Shoo Fly Cake
by AliceMarie

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon shortening
2/3 cup light brown sugar

Bottom Part:
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup molasses
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell

Cut flour, shortening and brown sugar together with 2 knives until crumbly. Take out 1/2 cup and set aside. To the crumb mixture add egg and molasses. Add 3/4 cup boiling water. Dissolve soda in remaining 1/4 cup water and add last. Pour into pie shell. Sprinkle reserved crumbs on top. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 40 to 45 minutes longer.

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