1 cup sugar

¾ cup shortening of soft butter

2 eggs

½ cup molasses

½ cup hot water with 1 Tsp. soda – dissolved

3 cups flour

1 Tsp. cinnamon

½ Tsp. salt


Frosting: 2 Tbsp. butter, 2 cups powdered sugar.  Mix together with enough milk to make it spreadable.


Cake: Cream sugar, butter, add eggs and flour sifted with cinnamon and salt.  Bake in a 350 degree oven in a greased jelly roll pan.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Frost while warm.