|All purpose flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Baking powder||3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Ground ginger||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Half Butter)|
|Brown sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Molasses/Sorghum||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Eggs||2 , beaten|
|Boiling water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Sift flour, measure and resift 3 times with next 4 ingredients.
Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, add molasses and beat well.
Add the eggs and beat vigorously until fluffy.
Add flour mixture and beat until smooth.
Then add the water combined with the soda and beat quickly until smooth.
Pour into an 8-inch square pan or a 7 x 11 1/2 inch oblong pan (bottom lined with plain paper).
Bake at 350° F. (moderate) for 35 minutes.
If glass baking dish is used, bake at 325° F.