Ingredients: Original Recipe makes one, nine-inch square cake
½ cup white sugar 1-teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup butter 1-teaspoon ground ginger
1 egg ½ teaspoon ground cloves
1-cup molasses ½ teaspoon salt
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1-cup hot water
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses.
3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixtures. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.
4. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving.