Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

In 'All Cakes Considered'

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the coffee; use dark roast.
  2. Position oven rack in the center of oven; preheat to 350°. Prepare 12-cup Bundt pan as follows: Prepare Bundt pan using the following method—make a paste from 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 tablespoon flour ; apply it with a pastry brush, you can thoroughly coat the surface of the pan, including all the nooks and crannies (or use your preferred method to prepare Bundt pan for baking a cake).
  3. Cream the shortening using a mixer on medium speed; add in the brown sugar gradually; increase mixer speed to med-high and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Decrease mixer speed to low; add in the molasses, then add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices together.
  6. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the cream mixture, beat, then add 1/4 cup coffee and beat on medium until blended; repeat two more times.
  7. Pour batter into the pan, smooth off top with spatula.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until the cake tests done.
  9. Cool for 10-15 minutes in the pan, unmold onto a cake rack, and cool completely.
  10. Sprinkle with coarse sugar or dust with powdered sugar.
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Oh boy do we love this cake! It is just the perfect texture...a bit denser than standard cakes which is exactly what I was hoping it would be as it was served for breakfast. Using the dark brown sugar and molasses really gives this a depth of flavor blended with the spices. I did add a tad more cloves and nutmeg and I really love spices like these. Thanks for a great cake recipe! The prep times are off a bit at the top of the recipe as it takes only a few minutes prep and 45 minutes to bake.