OLD FASHIONED MOLASSES CAKE

Jewel Hall

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MANY YEAR AGO SUGAR WAS SCARCE. AFTER COTTON PICKING TIME WAS OVER A FAMILY WOULD USUALLY BUY A 50 LB BAG TO LAST UNTIL SPRING. I WILL NEVER FORGET WHEN I WAS REAL SMALL I KNOCKED A BOTTLE OF TURPENTINE OFF INTO THE OPENED 50 LB BAG OF SUGAR, MY MOTHER DIPPED OFF THE TOP PORTION. BACK THEN IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA FARMERS GREW SUGAR CANE. THEY HAD A SUGAR CANE MILL WHERE THEY PROCESSED THE CANE INTO MOLASSES WITH MULES TIED TO IT AND THEY WOULD GO ROUND AND ROUND TO MAKE THE CANE STRAIN OUT THE MOLASSES. MOLASSES WAS EATEN WITH FRESH BUTTER AND HOT BISCUITS. CAKES WERE MADE WITH MOLASSES INSTEAD OF SUGAR. MY MOTHER MADE MANY MOLASSES CAKES..NOW LET'S WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE.


pinch tips: How to Use Hand & Stand Mixers


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Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
11/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
1/4 tsp
salt
1
egg, beaten
1/2 c
butter, melted
1 c
molasses
1/2 c
hot water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREHEAT OVEN TO 375 DEGREES, GREASE A SQUARE 9X9 INCH BAKING PAN, SIFT FLOUR, SODA, SPICES AND SALT, SET ASIDE.IN A LARGE BOWEL WITH ELECTRIC MIXER, BEAT EGG, BUTTER, MOLASSES AND WATER UNTIL COMBINED. ADD FLOUR MIXTURE AND BEAT UNTIL SMOOTH. POUR INTO GREASED PAN AND BAKE 30 TO 35 MINUTES OR UNTIL TOOTH PICK COMES INSERTED IN THE CENTER, COMES OUT CLEAN. COOL PARTIALLY IN PAN ON RACK. CUT INTO SQUARES AND SERVE WHILE WARM. THIS IS AN OLD RECIPE.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy