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Molasses Spice Cake

Recipe photo courtesy of John Kernick

An array of aromatic spices makes this molasses cake enticing, with or without the cream cheese frosting and brown-sugar glaze.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2007



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  • liliane6600yah
    10 JAN, 2019
    Actually, I have yet to make this cake! My boss made it a few times (before we retired) and everyone loved it, especially with the warm sugar glaze (she would double the glaze recipe). I do recall that she would bake it longer. It was tender and moist and just YUMMY!
  • feralgreens
    26 MAR, 2015
    Tasty, but a fork-bender. I followed the recipe, but had to bake it for more than 45 minutes because the center wasn't done yet. I brought it along to a get-together, and the somewhat puny metal forks there literally bent when used for eating this cake. Luckily I have sturdy forks here at home, with which to eat the leftovers.
  • FerraB
    23 FEB, 2013
    Terrible cake. I turned it into a double layer cake, making two individual cakes. It was dry, bland, and thick in the mouth. The Frosting was HORRIFIC! It tasted like I had just smothered it in cream cheese, couldn't taste the sugar at all. I've been a huge fan of Martha Stewart since I was a kid, and this was the first of her recipes I tried to back. Martha, for the first time in decades, you have LET ME DOWN.
  • booandollie
    29 FEB, 2012
    We loved this cake, it was moist and full of flavor :-)
  • Omemee
    30 DEC, 2010
    Tried this wonderful cake and the center was not cooked through so put back in oven for 20 more minutes.
  • shiloh78
    27 OCT, 2008
    Super delicious!! The best homemade cake I have ever had. Perfect for the season, and great to serve as a dessert for a dinner party. Make the caramel sauce just before serving--takes about 10minutes for it to thicken.
  • pedro
    21 DEC, 2007
    i love this cake.just the right amount of kick.just wonderful.
  • foodiegalore
    26 NOV, 2007
    What a great cake..moist and yummy. The frosting and the glaze make this a real keeper for all who love spice cake.

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