Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

I love spice cake, so why not bars?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, 1 cup of sugar and molasses.
  2. Beat in egg until smooth.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt; stir into the molasses mixture. Spread into a greased 15 x 10-in. baking pan.
  4. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  5. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Do not overbake. Cool on a wire rack before cutting.


Most Helpful

I had a hard time with these bars...stayed very wet and I had to rebake. I used a 9x9 pan. They do have wonderful flavor, much like a molasses cookie or ginger snap. I'll try them again in a larger pan.

Kar's Kitchen July 04, 2009

These were sooo good. The amount of spices was perfect and the bars were the perfect accompaniment to our tea yesterday. I'm so glad I just bought that size pan because I'm pretty sure the size of the pan for this recipe is absolutely key. Thank you.

Reed January 11, 2005

These were great. I made them with Splenda. Next time I'll use a little extra Splenda and a little extra salt. I should mention the dough was very thick. A 9 X 9 baking dish worked best for me. Also, the baking temperature was 375 degrees.

XAnnette November 30, 2004

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