Molasses Cake
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
12 muffins


2 cups (500 ml) flour
1/2 tsp (2 ml) cinnamon
1/2 tsp (2 ml) ginger
1/2 tsp (2 ml) all spice
1/2 cup (125 ml) butter
1 cup (250 ml) sugar
2 (large) eggs
1/2 cup (125 ml) molasses
1 cup (250 ml) hot coffee
1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Lightly butter an 8” x 12” cake pan or muffin tin (12).
  2. In a small bowl, sift together the flour and spices and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and mix, then add the molasses and mix again.
  4. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together the hot coffee and baking soda. Add this to the butter mixture and stir.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  6. Pour batter into pan/muffin tin and bake for about 35 – 40 minutes until done.
  7. Tip: Using a mesh strainer to sift the flour and spices is easy and less messy than a flour sifter. Just put the strainer over the bowl, measure out the dry ingredients and shake the strainer until everything is in the bowl.