Molasses Cake: What Did You Bake Today

I tried a new recipe this week. I found it over at the Family Balance Sheet blog. It has no eggs, was super simple to make and was a big hit with all of my family. I am so happy that my kids like molasses.

1 C. molasses
1 Tbsp. baking soda
2 C. boiling water
4 C. flour
2 C. light brown sugar
2/3 C. butter, softened
pinch of salt

Combine the molasses, baking soda and boiling water. While it cools, mix together the remaining four ingredients in a separate bowl with a pastry blender or fork until it has a crumbly texture. Set aside 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture. Mix the molasses liquid with the flour mixture. Pour batter into a greased 9 X 13 pan. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture on top of cake and bake about 15 minutes more or until toothpick comes out clean. (Note: In the future, I will add the crumb mixture to the cake and skip the topping…the cake was delicious and didn’t need it.)

What Did You Bake Today?

Martha (Menagerie)

Great turnout today Kristen! I had started out the week with a goal to play along on every meme at the Krazy Kitchen, but unfortunately lots of the bad complications in life hit mid-week. Congrats on what I’m pretty sure is the top amount of participants at the Krazy Kitchen for an individual meme so far 🙂