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A&P Spanish Bar

Posted on 01 September 2017

The most popular cake in the 50's and 60's, make this Spanish Bar and reminisce about those deliciously good old days!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raisins, chopped
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup molasses
  • 2¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves, optional
  • 1 recipe Vanilla Frosting

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Soak the raisins in the boiling water.
  3. Cream the shortening, sugar and egg then blend in the molasses.
  4. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Stir into the egg mixture.
  5. Fold in the drained, soaked raisins.
  6. Divide the batter equally between two greased and floured loaf pans.
  7. Bake them for 30 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean.
  8. Cool the cakes in their pans for 5 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Cut each cake in half horizontally and frost the top and center only with Vanilla Frosting.
The most popular cake in the 50's and 60's, make this Spanish Bar and reminisce about those deliciously good old days!

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