Spiced Apple Batter Cake
1 cp molasses
3 tbsp shortening
1/2 cp boiling water
2 1/4 cps flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp ground clove
2 1/2 cps hot sweetened applesauce
1 - Beat the egg; add the molasses and the shortening melted in boiling water.
2 - Sift the dry ingredients; and beat into the first mixture.
3 - Oil a baking pan or pudding dish; pour in the hot applesauce.
4 - Cover with the batter and bake about 40 minutes in a moderately hot oven, 350 to 375 degrees F.
5 - Serve plain or with lemon or marshmallow whip sauce.