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Mr. Tumnus’ Sugar-Topped Cake

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Mr. Tumnus’ Sugar-Topped Cake

  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup oil or applesauce
  • 1 cup water or orange juice or apple juice (or 1/2 water, 1/2 juice)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup raisins (or 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 cup craisins)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Grease & flour your cake pan(s) (I used 3 mini springform pans from Wilton). In a large bowl, whisk together the molasses, oil, & water (or juice). In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, spices, & salt. Stir the flour mixture into the molasses mixture & then fold in the raisins (or raisins & craisins) & walnuts.

Scoop the batter into the pan(s) & spread evenly. Bake for about 50 minutes, sprinkling with granulated sugar about halfway through. Remove from the oven & remove from the pans to cool a little bit. Serve warm with tea, preferably next to a roaring fire.

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