Old-Fashioned Molasses Cake

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Vanessa Thompson

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@renee41124

This was a personal favorite of my dads! He loved this cake.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Perfect for dessert or brunch, this molasses cake is a terrific mix of sweet and robust flavors. It's an old fashioned recipe that will be a hit during the holiday season. Molasses adds a depth of flavor and a mild sweetness. Serve with whipped cream, a dusting of powdered sugar or even a warm apple compote. Yum! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 24 votes

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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.
  2. Beat in egg.
  3. Beat in molasses.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Add to butter mixture alternately with water, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Transfer to a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  7. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. 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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