This is the recipe that I use.
½ cup butter or margarine at room temperature.
¼ to ¾ cup granulated sugar, I use the smaller amount.
½ cup dark or bold molasses, I prefer Brer Rabbit Full Flavor Molasses.
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ t salt
1 t baking soda
1 T ground ginger
1 t cinnamon
½ t cloves
1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 7X11 brownie pan.
Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Mix in the egg, molasses. Add dry ingredients and mix well, batter will be very stiff. Gradually beat in the boiling water, batter will be very thin and you will think all is lost! Quickly pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Test with a toothpick, if it comes out clean and the cake pulls slightly from the sides of the pan it is done.
I like to serve this warm with a large dollop of fresh whipped cream. It can also be served with baked beans or soup, similar to Boston brown bread.
Can’t wait until we have our first big blizzard of the season!