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Old-Fashioned Molasses Cake Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Molasses Cake Recipe

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This old-time spice cake is lower in fat but big on flavor. Serve it warm for breakfast on a frosty morning or have a square with hot cider on a snowy afternoon. It's a great cold-weather treat. —Deanne Bagley, Bath, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 9 tablespoons fat-free whipped topping

Nutritional Facts

148 calories: 1 slice, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 0 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg. Beat in molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with water, mixing well after each addition.
  2. Transfer to a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares; garnish with whipped topping. Yield: 9 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Molasses Cake in Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p23


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kullstarla
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"Love the texture...love the taste. No one could eat just one piece."

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kullstarla
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"Love the texture...love the taste. No one could eat just one piece."

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Ellenlag
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"Just like the cake my grandmother made! So Quick and easy."

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scancoor47
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"We loved this . It was moist,light & delicious. Served warm with Sundy brunch was a big hit"

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scancoor47
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"We loved this cake. Light , moist and delicious. Great warm for Sunday brunch"

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Cat-2
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"Thie is a simple delightful recipe. I highly recommend it and have sent it to some friends."

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dotjoan
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"My husband and I loved this. Quick and easy to make. Very moist."

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Cindy Janita
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"Great recipe, I doubled the recipe for 9x13, worked great.."

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Papa Bob
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"I followed the recipe to the "T". Easy to make, however, much too much molasses for me. I'll make it again with less molasses."

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hglo
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"real delicious I put whipped cream on and even great without"

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