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from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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Ginger Cake

 
 

 

 

Taste and health benefits of Butter, Shortening (Crisco/Spry), and Lard are still hotly debated. Aunt Pit wasn't afraid of any of them.

1/2 cup sugar filled with lt. molasses
1 teaspoon ginger
salt
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 melted crisco [shortening] filled with hot water
1 1/2 cup flour
1 egg

mix in order given

unbeaten bake in hot oven 1/2 hr.

Aunt Pit often assumes that any idiot knows what to do with the cake ingredients. For those of us who don't:
Gather ingredients
Preheat oven to 350°.
Grease cake pan.
Mix wet ingredients in a bowl.
Mix dry ingredients in another bowl.
Combine wet and dry ingredients.
Pour batter into pan/pans.
Bake about 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the cake is dry.

Sometimes Aunt Pit didn't tell us the exact oven temperatures. Here's a cheat sheet.
Cool oven 250F
Slow oven 250350F
Moderate oven 350375F
Hot oven 375450F

 

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