ZIG-ZAG MOLASSES & SPICE CAKES a cook-off

Nancy J. Patrykus

By
@Finnjin

This cake is made with spices, molasses and with pecans on top of the chocolate frosting.
Sorry to say, but the lady did not win the grand prize. Her entry was one of 100! Naturally using Pillsbury Flour.
The cook-off was held at the
Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York CITY,N.Y..
This recipe is from her Swedish Grandmother Nerda.
Her children calls it Nana's cake!
I found this recipe, story and picture in a Reminisce Magazine fall of 2011. I saved it... and found it again, in my clipped recipe file !
Lucky me! Now lucky you!
Nancy P. ---8/16/14


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Serves:

Family or guests

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 dash(es)
salt
`1 c
stick butter or margerine...softened
3/4 c
sugar
2 medium
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla
1/2 - 3/4 c
milk
1/4 c
molasses
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1/4 tsp
ground cloves

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour 2-8 inch loaf pans.
Set aside.

Cream softened butter or margarine till fluffy.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Set aside.
Next bowl.Sift flour and baking powder with a dash of salt. Alternately add enough milk (1/2 to 3/4 of a cup)to the dry ingredients.

Then add this to the cream mixture to form a
a thick cake batter. set aside.

Now, mix together the spice mixture of molasses,
cinnamon, nutmeg and powdered cloves.
Mix well. Set aside.

Place 1/2 of the cake batter into both pans.
Now divide and drizzle 1/2 of the molasses batter in a zigzag pattern over the cake batter.
Do not mix this in ...yet

Now, mix together the spice mixture of molasses,
cinnamon, nutmeg and powdered cloves.
Mix well. Set aside.

Place 1/2 of the cake batter into both pans.
Now divide and drizzle 1/2 of the molasses batter in a zigzag pattern over the cake batter.
Do not mix this in ...yet!

Now, mix together the spice mixture of molasses,
cinnamon, nutmeg and powdered cloves.
Mix well. Set aside.

Now add the other half of the cake batter
into both pans.

Next. Drizzle the last of the molasses over the top of both pans.

Last... zigzag the cake with a fork ..if desired.
2
Bake both cakes at 350 until tested done in the cake middle with a toothpick.

I test a wooden chop stick!
it goes down deeper, into the cake.
Mine toke forty minutes to bake.
3
When cool. Remove from pan make your favorite chocolate icing of your choice.

There are many, many recipes on JAP.
Take your pick!

Top with PEACON halves on top, as in the picture.
I like just the tops sprinkled with powdered sugar. For my nut sensitive friends.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Swedish
Other Tag: Heirloom