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!
Wonderful cake but you have to like molasses. Did cut sugar in half (molasses is sweet enough). From reading the ingredients it is very apparent it is for molasses lovers only and if you want to cut back on the molasses flavor subsitute corn syrup.
* 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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