Plantation Cake

(This recipe is from The Betty Crocker Cook Book.)

1 1/3 cups shortening
1 cup brown sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups water
1 1/3 cups light molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat shortening and brown sugar on high speed of mixer, scraping bowl occasionally, 5 minutes. Mix in flour and salt. Press half of the sugar mixture in greased 9″x13″ pan. Mix water, molasses and baking soda; pour half over sugar mixture in pan. Sprinkle with half of the remaining sugar mixture. Pour remaining molasses mixture over top; sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Bake 45 minutes (maybe longer). Serve warm. Good with whipped cream.

Today after morning worship at our church we had a fellowship meal, with each family contributing favorite foods to the meal. The dessert we brought was Plantation Cake, which has been one of the children’s favorite desserts for many a year. We really enjoy the flavor of molasses, and that’s what you get with this dish.

6 Responses to “Plantation Cake”

  1. laura says:

    The font tooks just fine, Mom 🙂
    Now all you’re lacking is a picture of the Plantation Cake!

  2. SusieJ says:

    Yes! Show a picture… I have never heard of this!

  3. Joyce says:

    We finished off the Plantation Cake. As soon as I make it again, I’ll post a picture. 🙂

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