Molasses Cake

Molasses Cake

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"Serve warm with ice cream, frosted with cream cheese, or all by its lonesome. This cake is always a treat."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 298 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 298 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.7g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 227 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sift together salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, flour, and baking soda.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar gradually, then add molasses and eggs. Mix in sifted ingredients. Stir in hot coffee; batter will be thin.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Cool.
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  1. 28 Ratings


My grandmother used to make a cake very much like this when I was growing up. It is a very moist and not overly sweet cake. I substituted hot water for the coffee and it it came out well.


Excellent! Made this recipe because of a special request from my Dad. He asked me to make a molasses cake and I found this one. Glad I did, he loved it! Don't mind the bad review here, this cake was dabomb! I used a glass 9" square pan-greased, and it took my cake about 15 min. more in bake time than the 30 min listed.

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After reading the reviews of this recipe, I didn't know what to think. Nevertheless, I made it and loved it! I don't know why you would make a molasses cake if you didn't like molasses, but even my friends that weren't big fans of the stuff loved the cake. I did cut the molasses by about a quarter cup and frosted it with a black walnut buttercream frosting. I found the texture and flavor to be well worth five stars. I highly recommend this recipe!