Great-Great Grandma Neff's Soft Molasses Cake

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Recipe by Pooh Bear

My grandmother used to send me recipes in the mail and this is one that I treasure the most. I refer to it as a snack "bread" more than a "cake". Most people love it for the nostalgic feeling they get when their grandmother's made it when they were children. Great for the cold months with it's warm aroma filling your house. Perfect with coffee or tea after dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dry ingredients except the baking soda.
  2. Dissolve the baking soda in the boiling water.
  3. Add the baking soda mixture, beaten eggs, melted butter and the molasses to the dry mixture.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Batter will be thin.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, checking the cake at 40 minutes with a toothpick (center comes out clean).
  7. Serve warm.
  8. May dust with some powdered sugar.

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