Old Fashioned Molasses Cake

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Vanessa Thompson

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@renee41124

This was a personal favorite of my dad's! He loved this cake.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Perfect for dessert or brunch, this cake is a terrific mix of sweet and robust flavors... Love! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 24 votes

Comments:
Serves:
9
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp
    land-o-lakes butter, softened (this makes it taste more old-fashioned)
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    dark molasses--amount depends on type( if you use light use 3/4 cup)
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    ginger, ground
  • 1/4 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    hot water
  • 9 Tbsp
    fat-free cool whip (optional)

How to Make Old Fashioned Molasses Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg. Beat in molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with water, mixing well after each addition.
  2. Transfer to a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares; garnish with whipped topping.

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About Old Fashioned Molasses Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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