|My Molasses Cake is a rich, fragrant snack cake with something extra!|
If you love spice cakes and want to try one that is dark, rich and bursting with flavor that has an extra spicy kick, then you need to try this family pleasing sheet cake of mine. My recipe won’t keep you stationed in the kitchen all that long either or going through countless steps to turn out one cake. It is not my style. I like simple, easy recipes that also need to taste great like this favorite of ours.
My Molasses Cake hardly takes much work and stays moist with the help of some plumped raisins and added goodness of chopped nuts, if you have some on hand. With ample molasses, brown sugar, plenty of fragrant spices and mapleline flavoring besides coffee to plump up the raisins, the taste is just incredible.
My Molasses Cake
3-1/2 cups of sifted flour
2 cups of brown sugar, firmly packed (light or dark)
1 cup of molasses, (light or dark)
2 cups of freshly brewed strong coffee
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons of baking soda, leveled
2-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1-1/2 cups of raisins
1 cup of chopped nuts (if desired)
1 teaspoon of mapleline flavoring
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons of ground cloves
1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
½ teaspoons of black pepper
3/4 cup of corn or canola oil
Plump your raisins in the hot coffee first. While they are soaking for a few minutes, get a mixing bowl and add the brown sugar, molasses and eggs at a time and beat through until incorporated before alternating with dry ingredients, egg mixture, oil, and the coffee plumped raisins and remaining ingredients.
Grease a 13″ x 9″ pan and bake in a 350-degree oven for about 35-40 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. Test with a toothpick or slender knife to see if anything sticks.
Frost with your favorite white or maple flavored icing.