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Irish Black Ginger Coffee Cake
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup blackstrap molasses
½ cups unbleached flour
½ teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoons baking soda
1 cup freshly brewed strong hot coffee

Preheat over to 350º.
Cream the butter and sugar together. In a
large bowl beat the egg and molasses. Add
to the butter mixture. Sift together the
flour salt and spices. Fold into the butter
molasses mixture. Dissolve the baking soda
in the hot cofee, then add it to the batter.
Beat thouroughly until well blended. Pour
the batter into a buttered 8 inch cake pan.
bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a tooth-
pick inserted intot he center comes out clean.
Butter and 8 inch cake pan.

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