- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup shortening (butter/Crisco)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon rum
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Use any combination of butter and Crisco to equal 1/2 cup in total.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together shortening and sugar.
Beat egg until foamy and add to mixture. Beat in spices. Mix together baking soda and flour, then stir in. Add molasses and rum.
Just before you are ready to bake the cake, stir in boiling water.
Pour into a pan lined with buttered wax or parchment paper.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Serve warm, with vanilla or rum custard sauce, or allow to cool slightly and drizzle with confectioners icing before serving.
Variation: Double the amount of ginger in recipe. Prepare cake in a loaf pan and split into two layers by slicing lengthwise horizontally. Make a filling by mixing 1 package cream cheese, at
room temperature, with 1/2 cup apple pie filling. Spread between layers. Drizzle with vanilla icing or serve topped with Cool Whip or French Vanilla Ice Cream. This great summer recipe is ready to serve...enjoy the cake ! Nice !