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