Molasses Cake

Serve warm with ice cream, frosted with cream cheese, or all by its lonesome. This cake is always a treat.

Molasses Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup hot, brewed coffee

Instructions

1 Sift together salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, flour, and baking soda.

2 Cream shortening and sugar gradually, then add molasses and eggs. Mix in sifted ingredients. Stir in hot coffee; batter will be thin.

3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Cool.

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