Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices together 3 times. Cream shortening with sugar until fluffy. Add molasses and eggs and beat thoroughly. Add dry ingredients and coffee alternately in small amounts, beating well after each addition. Pour into greased pans and bakein moderate oven (350). 30 minutes. Frost with mocha butter frosting and place candles on top of frosting. Makes 3 (8 inch) layers.
Bake in cupcake pans 20 to 25 minutes. Cool a frost with carmel icing. Sprinkle with coconut or chopped nuts.