Jim Bob's Chocolate-Molasses Cake

Recipe by wife2abadge

Rich and delicious, I got this from a cookbook of blue-ribbon winning recipes.

Top Review by invictus

I have been searching for the "perfect" chocolate molasses cake and this one comes pretty darned close. So moist and delicious with rich chocolately color and a pronounced molasses flavor. The peanut butter frosting is interesting and different but good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and stir with a whisk to blend.
  2. Add the eggs, milk, molasses, oil, and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the water and stir it into the batter by hand.
  4. Pour the batter, which will be very thin, into a greased 9x13-inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.
  6. To make the frosting, combine the butter, peanut butter, and cream cheese in a large bowl and beat until fluffy.
  7. Slowly add the confectioners' sugar, beating to form a smooth frosting.
  8. Add the milk 1 tsp at a time until the frosting reaches the desired spreading consistency.
  9. Frost the cake and let it sit for 30 minutes before cutting.

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