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Spiced Ginger Bread

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  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)

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.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1972 Calories from Fat 514

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g89.6%

Saturated Fat 14.7 g73.3%

Trans Fat 6.7 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg70.5%

Sodium 2530 mg105.4%

Total Carbohydrates 343 g114.2%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 144.6 g

Protein 24 g47.1%

Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 0.61%

Calcium 79.7% Iron 138.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spiced Ginger Bread Recipe