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Ingredients Edit

  • ⅓ cup shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup hot water

Directions Edit

  1. Butter and flour a 9x9 cake pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda and spices together.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Mix molasses and hot water.
  6. Stir and set aside.
  7. Cream shortening and sugar.
  8. Add egg and mix well.
  9. Add dry ingredients and molasses mixture to creamed mixture.
  10. Pour into cake pan and bake for 45 minutes.
  11. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  12. Serve with whipped cream flavored with pure vanilla and sugar.