From the kitchen of Emma-Kate Knightly
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Good for parties/potlucks, Travels well
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup hot water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour an 8 inch square baking pan.
Beat shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs and molasses, mixing well.
Combine flour and next 4 ingredients; add to shorting mixture alternately with flour mixture.
Mix after each addition.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Serve topped with whipped cream.
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