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 Recipe By     : Unknown Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : All Newly Typed Not Shared       Dessert
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 1/2  cups          all-purpose flour
    1 1/2  teaspoons     baking soda
    1      teaspoon      ground ginger
    1      teaspoon      ground cinnamon
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  cup           butter or margarine
    1      cup           light molasses
      1/2  cup           granulated sugar
    1                    egg
    1      cup           hot water
 Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan; set aside.
 In a small mixing bowl stir togehter flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon,
 and salt; set aside.
 In a large mixing bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to
 high speed for about 30 seconds or until softened.  Add molasses and sugar
 and beat until combined.  Add egg and beat until combined.
 Alternately add the flour mixture and hot water to the molasses mixture,
 beating on low to medium speed after each addition just until combined.
 Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.  Bake in 350 oven for 35
 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center of the cake
 comes out clean.  Cool cake in pan for 30 minutes.  Serve warm.  Cover and
 store any leftovers at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 3
 days.  Makes 12-15 servings.
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