A while back I told you all about the extremely old cookbook that I found in my mothers things. It has no cover and no information on where it came from. The pages are yellowed and it looks like it was typed on an old fashioned typewriter, complete with some of the letter floating up because the key was sprung. It is not bound, but simply stapled together. It is dog eared and stained, you can tell it has been well used.
I love trying out recipes from this old cookbook. It is like a taste of the past. Today I am going to share one with you that I love, it is called Sorghum Molasses Cake.
Not familiar with sour milk? Neither was I! Here is how to make it:
- 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 cup milk
Mix with a whisk and let stand 5 minutes before using.
In large bowl, mix the molasses, egg and sour milk.
In a different bowl mix flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder
Combine the two mixtures and beat to a smooth consistency
Add nuts (if using) and mix
Pour in a greased and floured pan to about 1 inch thick
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees
If you really want some type of topping, I suggest that you go with a simple sugar glaze. It does not deter from the luscious flavor of the cake, but does look pretty. Here's the recipe:
This is my favorite bowl for mixing things like glaze, it measures, mixes and pours!
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until it is the consistency you prefer
Dribble on the cake after it has cooled
Stay tuned for more shares from this oldie but goodie!
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