How to Make Molasses Cake
- Into the sifted flour, put soda. Add the raisons and nuts, chopped fine. Cream the shortening and sugar, then add the other ingredients, egg, molasses. Combine the 2 mixes, beating all together very thoroughly. Bake in well buttered cake tins, or drop on buttered tins and bake in a hot oven.
- Note: My gramma had the type of stove where the oven pilot light had to be lite with a match. I can remember, she never really read the temperature dial, she just turned it by quarters. When she baked cakes, I remember she'd turn three quarters, so I figure the temp was in right around 400. I started baking cakes and pies at that temp a while ago and found that my baked goods came out a lot better at the higher temp. But... you can stick to the old standard 350 degrees recommended by most cake recipes. Enjoy~