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Molasses Feather Cake

Our Molasses Feather Cake is a classic and traditional dessert known for its light and fluffy texture. This timeless treat is characterized by the rich flavor of molasses, which imparts a deep, caramel-like sweetness. The cake’s name is comes from its delicate, feathery crumb, creating a melt-in-your-mouth experience.

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This beloved recipe has stood the test of time, delighting generations with its comforting taste and simple, yet elegant, presentation. Perfect for any occasion, our Molasses Feather Cake is a cherished culinary gem that brings warmth and nostalgia to every bite.

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Molasses Feather Cake

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The classic Molasses Feather Cake is a traditional delight known for its timeless appeal and light, fluffy texture. This cake achieves its distinctive flavor through the rich sweetness of molasses, creating a perfect balance between deep, robust taste and a subtle sweetness.

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Cakes


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  • 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening or butter (soften)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into mixing bowl.
  2. Blend in shortening or butter, Fancy Molasses, eggs and the remaining ingredients.
  3. Beat 2 minutes by hand or electric beater.
  4. Add milk and beat 2 more minutes.
  5. Pour into two well-greased layer cake pans.
  6. Bake at 375°F for 25 minutes

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