Updated Wednesday, December 12th, 2007
Yield: Serves 10-12
Dark and spicy, with a reputation as the very best ever.
Cream shortening or butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add beaten egg and molasses, and mix well. Sift together dry ingredients and add, mixing well. Add hot water and beat until smooth. Bake in a greased 9-inch square shallow pan for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (the edges will be quite crisp). Serve with whipped cream.
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