Lafayette Ginger Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the molasses, butter, sugar, milk, and coffee until sugar is dissolved.
  • Sift the flour, spices, and cream of tartar together.
  • Beat the eggs until extremely thick.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the molasses mixture alternately with the eggs.
  • Add the soda to the last addition of flour.
  • Next add the orange juice and rind.
  • Mix and pour into a 13x9x2-inch pan lined on the bottom with wax paper.
  • Sprinkle with crystallized ginger and bake in a 350* oven for about 40 minutes.
  • Cool and frost.
  • Frosting:.
  • Moisten the cheese with a little cream or sourcream.
  • Blend in the sugar.
  • Spread cake with jam and cover with the cheese mixture.
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