By Kevin Williams
This is an old, old recipe from the Amish community of Aylmer, Ontario. This really is a great cake, however, use blackstrap molasses, not sorghum molasses. I used sorghum molasses forgetting that it has a little less bit than blackstrap and for this cake you want the full molasses treatment.
My 15-month old daughter, Beatrice, got in on the fun by helping to stir the batter. We then made an easy and delicious buttercream frosting which really topped off the cake well.
So if you are looking for a holiday hit that tastes great, this fits the bill well!
And here is this winner of a recipe! Oh, two other quick things: use your favorite frosting recipe. I think a lemon frosting would good well (but no one on this site seems to like lemon) or put on a nice buttercream frosting.
OLD-TIME AMISH MOLASSES CAKE
2 cups flour
3 /4 cup molasses (fill up with sugar)
2 teaspoons soda
1 /2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1 /2 cup hot water
Mix thoroughly, bake at 325 for 30 - 40 minutes. Add your favorite frosting when the cake is cool.
Other molasses favorites!
MOLASSES COOKIES WITH LEMON FROSTING
DANIEL'S MOLASSES CRINKLE COOKIES
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