1 cup (14 ozs.) molasses or honey 1 teaspoon soda 3 teaspoons powdered ginger 1/2 teaspoon powdered nutmeg 1 cup (1/4 lb.) corn flour
1 cup (8 ozs.) sugar
1 cup (1/2 pt.) boiling water
2 tablespoons (1 oz.) butter substitute
2 cups (1/2 lb.) flour 1/4 teaspoon salt
Into a bowl pour molasses, add sugar, soda dissolved in boiling water, butter substitute melted, and flours sifted with spices and salt. Mix carefully, turn into a greased and floured shallow cake tin, and bake fifty minutes in a moderate oven. If liked, cover with following Coffee Frosting: Cream one half cup butter substitute with one cup confectioner's sugar. Beat one egg, add one cup brown sugar or honey, one fourth cup cornstarch or potato flour, one eighth teaspoon salt, one half cup hot, strong coffee, one and one half cups scalded milk, and two squares bitter chocolate. Cook in double boiler twenty minutes, cool, add one teaspoon vanilla extract, and add slowly to creamed butter. This mixture may be used for fillings as well as for frosting.