Recipe by Robin
"Serve warm with ice cream, frosted with cream cheese, or all by its lonesome. This cake is always a treat."
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packed brown sugar
2 1/2 cups
hot, brewed coffee
My grandmother used to make a cake very much like this when I was growing up. It is a very moist and not overly sweet cake. I substituted hot water for the coffee and it it came out well.
Steer clear of this cake if you value your tastebuds!!! I don't know what the other reviewers were thinking - it was honestly disgusting. It looked and smelled wonderful, the texture was ok, but it tasted of crude molasses! ive been baking cakes for many years and there is no doubt i followed the recipe correctly - perhaps if you halved the quantity of mollases you'd have a chance but as it was of the 10 people that tried my cake not one could even finish a small slice out of politeness - it was inedible!
Excellent! Made this recipe because of a special request from my Dad. He asked me to make a molasses cake and I found this one. Glad I did, he loved it! Don't mind the bad review here, this cake was dabomb! I used a glass 9" square pan-greased, and it took my cake about 15 min. more in bake time than the 30 min listed.
After reading the reviews of this recipe, I didn't know what to think. Nevertheless, I made it and loved it! I don't know why you would make a molasses cake if you didn't like molasses, but even my friends that weren't big fans of the stuff loved the cake. I did cut the molasses by about a quarter cup and frosted it with a black walnut buttercream frosting. I found the texture and flavor to be well worth five stars. I highly recommend this recipe!
I made this yesterday. It turned out great. The whole family liked it. I used water, not coffee. I don't see anything wrong with this recipe, it deserives 5 stars!
This was a great cake. My kids loved it as so did my hubby. What a great smell this gives the home as it's baking. Wonderful in every way!!
I love this cake and often eat it plain with my coffee in the morning. But when I want a special dessert I add a peanut butter icing on the top -- put the icing on while it is still warm out of the oven. Magnificant in taste and so original. Everyone I serve it to absolutely loves it ... try it with the peanut butter icing - you won't regret it!
This is for sure a health freaks recipe. I use 100% whole wheat and of course brown sugar. This is my favorite! Obviously, if you are not fond of molasses....Don't try it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 87
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