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Print This Delicious and Healthy Old Fashion Molasses Cake Recipe

Old Fashion Molasses Cake Recipe

with Peanut Butter Icing

Looking for an Old Fashioned Molasses Cake recipe that is surely going to tempt your taste buds? The old fashioned Molasses cake is just not the same without Peanut Butter Icing. I would rather have a Molasses Cake as a dessert for all my family get-togethers.

2 cups Sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp Cloves
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 cup Sugar
3 Eggs, well beaten
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 cup Molasses
1/2 tsp Mace
1/4 cup Milk

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 40 to
Pan Type ~ 8 inch square cake pan
Preheat oven, grease the cake pan.

Mix together the sifted flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices.
Cream shortening until soft and smooth, gradually add sugar, creaming until fluffy, beat in the eggs.
Add flour mixture alternately with combined molasses and milk, beating until smooth after each addition.
Turn old fashioned molasses cake batter into prepared cake pan and bake.

This old fashion cake is wonderful iced with Peanut Butter Icing,
takes me back to those days long gone.

9 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 91 g
Calories 316
Calories from Fat 91
Total Fat 10.1g 16%
Saturated Fat 3.1g 16%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 131mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 53.8g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Sugars 32.3g
Protein 3.7g
Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 9% • Iron 14%

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Suppling Tips for Healthy Homemade Cakes

When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!