Molasses Spice Cake With Lemon Frosting Recipe

Lemon frosting and molases spice cake might be available from a store, but nothing you could buy would ever taste like this recipe.


| October/November 2009



Molasses Spice Cake lemon frosting

You can't go wrong whether you prefer cream cheese or lemon frosting. Both are excellent on molasses spice cake.


PHOTO: EMILY HELLER

Although it shares many seasonings with apple pie and uses applesauce as an ingredient, the molasses spice cake presented here is still very much a cake The applesauce keeps it moist, and the lemon frosting provides a complementary flavor. 

Ingredients:

2 1⁄4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup milk

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch square cake pan. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and spices. Set aside.





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