1cupunsulphured molassesI use Grandma's Original Unsulphured
Powdered sugar and whipped creamfor topping
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 8" or 9" square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Use an electric mixer to cream together the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl. Add molasses and egg and beat until well combined.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Use a spoon to blend the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Add hot water and stir until well incorporated and batter is smooth. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes, or untili toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
It is delicious served slightly warm, topped with powdered sugar and whipped cream!
For a large sheet cake, recipe can be doubled and baked in a large rimmed baking sheet (approximately 16" x 12"). Follow exactly as directed but reduce baking time to approximately 28 to 30 minutes.