Frosted spice squares

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Unbleached Flour; Sifted
1½ teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Ground Cloves
¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
½ cup Vegetable Shortening
½ cup Sugar
1 large Egg
½ cup Molasses
½ cup Water
1½ cup Confectioners' Sugar
5 teaspoons Milk
½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract


Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, cloves and baking soda together, blending well and set aside. Cream the shortening and sugar together, in a large mixing bowl, until light and fluffy, using an electric mixer set on medium speed. Add the egg and blend well.

Blend in the molasses and water. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture, blending well. Spread the mixture in a greased 13 X 9 x 2-inch baking pan and bake in a preheated 350 Degree F oven for 25 minutes or until a cake tester or wooden pick comes out clean. Cool, until cold to the touch, in the pan on a wire rack.

Frost with the Confectioners' Sugar Frosting. To Serve: Cut into 2¼-inch squares.


Combine the sifted Confectioners' sugar with the milk and vanilla extract in a small mixing bowl. Using a spoon, beat until smooth.

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