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Economy Cake

Economy Cake, a simple, moist molasses cake that's easy and inexpensive. 

Economy Cake, a simple, moist molasses cake that’s easy and inexpensive. Made with pantry staples. Satisfying and not too sweet.

Ingredients

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  • 1/3 cup shortening (or butter)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, spooned in
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sour milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease and flour an 8″ cake pan.
  2. Cream shortening, sugar, baking soda and spices.
  3. Add molasses and ¼ of the sifted flour, salt and baking powder.
  4. Beat in egg.
  5. Alternate sour milk with remaining flour mixture.
  6. Bake 40 minutes until the top springs back lightly when touched.