Jewel Hall Recipe

OLD FASHIONED MOLASSES CAKE

By Jewel Hall 0124


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves:
8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Jewel's Story

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.

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
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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


  • Comments

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  • user
    Dee Allen Mmmm49 - Dec 2, 2010
    My Granma always made special molassas cookies just for me, they were called 'Joe Froggers' have no idea why -- we (she and I)ate it on cornbread, even mixed in hot water for a special 'tea'. Looking forward to trying out your recipe.
  • user
    Jewel Hall 0124 - Dec 2, 2010
    Hey, hope you enjoy this recipe !! CHEERS !!
  • user
    Tasia Ingram candy821 - Dec 6, 2011
    I wonder if I could use this recipe to make Rum cake?? I'm going to try it out for Christmas!!
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    Heidi Ripke-Curcio Heidilouise - Jun 11, 2014
    My Aunt used to make a Molasses cake. My sister told me this weekend that she loved it. I am going to surprise her with it when she is here on Friday. She would ne over 100 years old if she were alive today. Let's hope it is like my sister remembers it. Either way I am sure she will like it!