Charleston spice cake

Yield: 6

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Sifted flour
1½ teaspoon Cloves
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ cup Shortening
½ teaspoon Baking soda
1 cup Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
3 \N Eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 cup Molases
½ teaspoon Mace
¼ cup Milk

Mix and sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices. Cream shortening until soft and smooth; gradually add sugar, creaming until fluffy, and beat in eggs. Add flour mixture alternately with combined molasses and milk, beating until smooth after each addition. Turn into greased sqare pan and bake in moderate oven (350) for 40 to 50 minutes. Yield: 1 (8 inch) square cake.

From: America's Cook Book Shared by: Pat Stockett

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