Oh yes...the 50 pound cake, flour botch job. Dry like a week old cake, nothing that a bowl and a splash of milk couldn't moisten up..but wonderful flavor. I would make it (right) again. The flavor was a hit...
And how are you PIP?...
I said it was a Spice Cake but it was a Molasses Cake..and you asked for the recipe, eh? My father love this A&P Cake and I guess this is the recipe. I used cake rounds and made it into a regular layered birthday cake. Took about 30 minutes cook time..
I just used a Buttercream Recipe ..I found on the net. Not Cream Cheese the lady stressed who send this recipe..
I will write more later, about my visit. My favorite show is about to start in 10 minutes. Escape to Chimp Eden...on Animal Planet. I love Cozi...he is a split personality like how IT makes us....check it out. Taos and Zack. I smile all night when I watch that show...tata.
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
1 cup raisins
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup water
2 teaspoons baking soda
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar, beating with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add molasses and blend well.
Combine flour, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and and salt in a second bowl. Slowly add flour and spice mixture to butter and egg mixture, beating at low speed. Dissolve the baking soda in the water and add to batter while beating at low. Stir in the raisins.
Pour batter in to 2 greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
Once it's completely cooled, slice it in half horizontally (that would be parallel to the counter), then frost it with butter cream frosting.