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Spiced Ginger Bread

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Ingredients
  Sifted cake flour 1 2⁄3 Cup (26.67 tbs) (Swans Down)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (At Room Temperature)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1 (Unbeaten)
Directions

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, sugar, and spices in sifter.
Stir shortening just to soften.
Sift in dry ingredients.
Combine water and molasses.
Add 3/4 cup of the liquid and mix until all flour is dampened.
Then beat 2 minutes at a low speed of electricmixer or 300 vigorous strokes by hand.
Add remaining liquid and the egg and beat 1 minute longer in mixer or 150 strokes by hand.
Pour batter into a 9x9x2-inch pan, or an 8x8x2-inch pan which has been greased on the bottom and lightly dusted with flour.
Bake in moderate oven (350°F.) 25 to 30 minutes for 9-inch cake and 30 to 35 minutes for 8-inch cake.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake

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