Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Coffee Layer Cake - 1930s

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar

2 egg yolks

2 egg whites

1/2 cup cold coffee

1/2 cup Grandma's Molasses

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons baking powder

Cream the butter until smooth and then cream in the sugar until the mixture is white and fine grained, add the egg yolks and beat until light and fluffy, stir in the molasses. Mix and sift the dry ingredients 3 times and add 1/2 cup to the molasses mixture and add the remainder alternately with the cold coffee; then fold in the stiffly beaten egg white. bake in two 8" layer cake pans in moderate oven (375) for 20 to 22 minutes. Fill and frost with 7 minute frosting, sprinkle with toasted coconut.

Recipe taken from: Grandma's Old Fashioned Molasses Recipes, Boston Molasses Company

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