MEASURE INTO BOWL: 2½ cups sifted cake flour 1¼ cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ⅔ cup shortening ½ teaspoon cloves ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon allspice ⅓ cup molasses ⅔ cup milk
Beat by hand or mixer (medium speed) for 2 minutes. Stir in 2½ teaspoons double-acting baking powder and ½ teaspoon soda. Add 3 eggs and ½ cup milk. Mix thoroughly by hand or mixer for 2 minutes. Pour into two deep 9-inch layer pans (1½ inch deep). Bake in moderate 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.
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