• Preparation Time 20 minutes
  • Baking Time 50 minutes
  • Makes about 9 servings
  • Freezing Excellent


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  • 2 cups Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup boiling water

Serving Size: about 9 servings


Serving Size: about 9 servings

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9” (23 cm) pan and line with parchment paper overlapping two sides for easy removal. 
  • Combine first six dry ingredients in large mixer bowl. Add egg, shortening, molasses and 1/4 cup (50 mL) boiling water. Mix on low speed to blend then 2 minutes on medium speed. Carefully add remaining 3/4 cup (200 mL) boiling water; beat 2 minutes longer. Spread batter in greased 9" (23 cm) prepared square cake pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.


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