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Molasses Spice Cake

Makes: 8 to 10 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 18 mins to 20 mins Cool 10 mins
Molasses Spice Cake
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 3/4  teaspoon  ground cloves
  • 1/2  cup  butter, softened
  • 3/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 2  eggs
  • 3/4  cup  mild-flavor molasses
  • 2/3  cup  milk
  •  Blueberry Jam Compote
  •  Finely shredded lemon peel
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F degrees. Grease and lightly flour three 8x2-inch round cake pans. Set aside. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and cloves; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar; beat until well mixed. Beat in eggs until fluffy. Beat in molasses on low speed.

3. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after every addition just until combined. Divide the batter evenly into prepared pans, spreading evenly.

4. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on rack.

5. To assemble the three layer cake, place one layer on a serving plate. Spoon about 3/4 cup of the blueberry jam over this layer, allowing it to flow down the side. Repeat with remaining layers and remaining jam. Sprinkle with lemon peel.

Blueberry Jam Compote

Yield: 2-1/2 cups
Prep 15 mins Cook 7 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/3  cup  sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  cornstarch
  • 3  cups  fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/3  cup  orange juice
  • 1/4  cup  mild-flavored molasses
  • 3  tablespoons  blueberry brandy or orange juice
Directions

1. In a large saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in 2 cups of the blueberries, the orange juice, molasses, and brandy. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Stir in remaining blueberries Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Cool slightly.

2. To store, cover and chill for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (Molasses Spice Cake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 553,
  • Fat, total (g) 14,
  • chol. (mg) 79,
  • sat. fat (g) 8,
  • carb. (g) 100,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 58,
  • pro. (g) 7,
  • vit. A (IU) 486,
  • vit. C (mg) 11,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 85,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 309,
  • Potassium (mg) 770,
  • calcium (mg) 151,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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