A recipe for making molasses cake – Place in a mixing bowl One-half cup of syrup, One-half cup of brown sugar, Six tablespoons of shortening, One egg. Cream well and then add One cup of seeded raisins, Two and one-half cups of flour, One-half teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in One-quarter cup of cold water or milk, One-quarter teaspoonful mace, One-quarter teaspoonful cloves, One-half teaspoonful ginger. Work to a smooth dough and then roll on a slightly floured board and cut. Brush the tops of the cakes with syrup and sprinkle with finely chopped nuts. Bake for eight minutes in a moderate oven. This makes about three dozen cakes.

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