Spice Cake

Butter, 1 teacupful;

Sugar, 1 teacupful;

Molasses, ½ teacupful;

Baking soda, 1 teaspoonful;

Nutmeg, 1 (grated);

Ground Ginger,


Caraway seed,

Coriander seed, 1 teaspoonful each.

Melt a teacupful of butter, and mix it with a teacupful of sugar, and half a teacupful of molasses; add a teaspoonful of cinnamon, a teaspoonful of ground ginger, a grated nutmeg, and a teaspoonful each of caraway and coriander seed; put in a teaspoonful of soda dissolved in half a teacupful of warm water, stir in flour till stiff enough to roll out thin; cut into cakes and bake them in a slow oven.

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