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Molasses Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
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.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: molasses cake, spice cake recipe
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Frost with your favorite white or maple flavored icing.
  4. ENJOY!