Spiced Molasses Cake

This is one of the favourite cakes in the Southern States.

Ingredients

  • ½ pint of molasses
  • ¾ lb. of flour
  • 7 ozs. of sugar
  • 7 ozs. of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vinegar
  • 2 of soda
  • ½ a teaspoon each of ground cinnamon, cloves and allspice
  • 1 grated nutmeg, a pinch of salt.

Method

Put the molasses in a saucepan and warm, diluting it with the vinegar. Cream the butter and sugar, add the well beaten eggs, and mix thoroughly. Add the flour and the molasses gradually, beating vigorously, for on this depends the lightness of a cake which is apt to be heavy. Mix in the spices and the soda, dissolved in a little hot water. Bake in a moderate oven for about 45 minutes.

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