Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

For a sweet treat, my family enjoys the old-fashioned goodness of this cake. It is my great-grandmother's recipe.—Carolyn Nicholas, Winter Springs, Florida From Light & Tasty 2003

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, spices and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Remove and set aside 1 cup for topping. In another bowl, beat the eggs, buttermilk and molasses. Add to the remaining flour mixture; mix well.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with reserved topping. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 18 servings.