1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups sifted cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon ginger
3 tablespoons molasses
How ya make it:
Set oven at 350 degrees and grease loaf pan.
Cream butter, add sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy.
Add beaten eggs and continue to cream.
Next add flour, which has been sifted together with baking power and salt, alternately with milk.
Beat after each addition.
Then remove 2/3 of batter from bowl.
Add spices and molasses to the remaining batter and beat well.
Drop by tablespoons into greased loaf pan, alternating light and dark mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
Serve plain or frost with your favorite icing.
Nice to serve with coffee or tea and is good without frosting.
Source: River Road Recipes