Separate the eggs, reserving the whites of 3 for the frosting.
Beat 7 yolks and 4 whites of egg very light, add the sugar and beat again; add molasses and spices, the chocolate grated, almonds blanched and grated, or ground, citron and orange peel, cut fine, and the flour and baking powder.
Spread dough 1½ inches thick in well greased, long pans, with well floured hands. Bake in a very moderate oven, and before removing from pans cut into squares and ice with Plain Frosting. Bake one week before using.