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Apple-Molasses Spice Cake

Apple-Molasses Spice Cake
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Serves 8| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:



  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Oil a 9-inch round cake pan, line the bottom with a parchment circle, oil again, and dust with flour, tapping out the excess.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, molasses, brown sugar, egg, ginger, and ½ cup boiling water. Add to the flour mixture and whisk until just combined (do not overmix). Fold in the apples.
  3. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely. Before serving, dust with the confectioners’ sugar. 
By November, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 382
  • Fat 16g
  • Sat Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 26mg
  • Sodium 379mg
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 57g
  • Sugar 28g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Iron 3mg
  • Calcium 67mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Roll of aluminum foil
The cake can be made up to 1 day in advance; keep at room temperature, tightly wrapped. Dust with the confectioners’ sugar just before serving.

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