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  Butter/Margarine or shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (firmly packed)
  Eggs 2
  Molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cake flour 2 Cup (32 tbs) (sifted)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon

1. Start oven, set at Moderate, 375° F. Rub 2 9-inch layer pans with margarine or shortening.
2. Cream the butter, margarine or shortening until soft. Gradually add the brown sugar and beat until creamy; add the egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition; beat in the molasses.
3. Sift the flour with the soda.
4. Combine the water and vanilla.
5. Add the flour alternately with the water and vanilla mixture in 3 equal parts, beating well after each addition.
6. Whip the egg whites with the salt until stiff; fold into the batter. Pour into the layer pans. Bake about 30 minutes.

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30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2560 Calories from Fat 543

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 61 g93.7%

Saturated Fat 32 g160.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 543.9 mg181.3%

Sodium 2061.5 mg85.9%

Total Carbohydrates 465 g154.9%

Dietary Fiber 31 g123.9%

Sugars 194.9 g

Protein 54 g108.7%

Vitamin A 37.9% Vitamin C

Calcium 61.9% Iron 54.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Molasses Layer Cake Recipe