|All purpose flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped pecans/Chopped walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||6 Tablespoon (1/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)|
|Boiling water||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Light molasses||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Soda||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Whipped cheese topping||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Lemon sauce/Orange sauce||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Combine flour, sugar, pecans, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves, in mixing bowl.
Cut in butter until particles resemble coarse crumbs.
Press 2 cups crumbly mixture in bottom of 10x6-, 8x8- or 9-in round baking dish.
Combine water, molasses and soda; blend well.
Pour over crumbly mixture in dish.
Sprinkle with remaining crumbly mixture.
Place dish on inverted saucer in microwave oven.
Microwave at 50% (Medium) 6 minutes; rotate 1/4 turn every 2 or 3 minutes.
Increase power to High.
Microwave 2 to 6 minutes, or until top springs back when touched here and there, rotating 1/4 turn every minute.
Cool directly on countertop 10 minutes.
Serve warm topped with cheese topping and sauce.