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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Molasses Cake Bars

Molasses Cake Bars



     ½ Cup Shortening -- 3 1/4 oz
     ½ Cup Sugar -- 3 1/2 oz
  1     Large Egg
     ½ Cup Molasses -- light - 5 1/2 oz
  1 ½ Cups Sifted All Purpose Flour -- 6 oz
     ½ Teaspoon Salt
  1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder
     ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  1      Teaspoon Instant Coffee Powder
  1      Teaspoon Cinnamon
     ½ Teaspoon Cloves -- ground
                        Icing
  2      Cups  Powdered Sugar -- 8 oz
          Dash  Salt
  1      Teaspoon  Vanilla Extract
          Light Cream -- as needed

Cream shortening and sugar; add egg; beat well.  Mix in molasses and 1/2 cup water.
Sift together remaining ingredients.  Stir into creamed mixture.
Pour into greased 13 x 9 x 2" pan.
Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.
While warm, frost with Powdered Sugar Icing.  Mix icing ingredients for a thin glaze.
Cut into 24 squares.

This recipe is from the “Better Homes and Garden New Cookbook 1968"

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