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Vea`s old fashioned molasses cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kathleen Donaghy
Added: Sunday, July 6, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. white sugar
1 c. molasses
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. hot tea
1 tsp. baking soda
3 c.flour

Directions:
Directions:
1. make tea and added baking soda

2. mix all dry and wet ingredients separately adding shortening at the end.

3. mix all ingredients together with mixer at high speed.

4. Pour into greased and floured pan

bake 40 minutes at 350

Cake is ready when toothpick comes out clean

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a cake the my Mother-in-law, Vea Gallant would make for the woodcutters as a camp cook.

 

 

 

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