Molasses Cake


The blackstrap molasses jar sits on our kitchen counter.

What are you going to do with THAT?, inquired my daughter.

Make a cake, I said.

Really, now? 

Yup, now.


Just because.

Okay, yum. I can’t wait. 

Sometimes, life can be that simple. Bake a cake, just because. 

I think you should, too. Especially THIS cake. That’s all I will say. As simple as that!

Watch me make it here!




  • ⅔ cup molasses
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cup unbleached flour
  • Dash of salt 
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground pumpkin spice


  • Preheat oven at 350ºF
  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, or a stand mixer
  • Pour batter into a greased baking dish
  • Bake for 30 minutes
  • Let cool for 20 minutes or more
  • Dust with powdered sugar if desired
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