Old Fashioned Molasses Cake

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  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon mace 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat all ingredients at low speed until well blended. Beat at medium speed for 1 minute more. Pour batter into greased and floured 8 x 8 cake pan. Bake 40 - 45 minutes at 350 until cake tester comes out clean. Cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, or frost with Creamy White Frosting; 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 stick butter, 3 oz. cream cheese, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat at medium to high speed till smooth.  For a delicious variation, serve fresh from the oven with vanilla ice cream.

 

-from the Zahn family recipe box