- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Grease and flour 9-inch square pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar together. Add egg and stir in molasses and water.
- Stir dry ingredients together, add to liquid mixture, and combine until smooth. Pour into prepared pan, bake 45 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
- Serve warm or cold. Garnish with whipped topping, if desired.
|Prep Time: 15 minutes|
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Container: 9-inch square pan
|-||1/2 cup shortening or butter|
|-||1/4 cup sugar|
|-||1 cup molasses|
|-||1 cup very hot water|
|-||2 1/3 cups all purpose flour|
|-||1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda|
|-||1/2 teaspoon salt|
|-||1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger|
|-||1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon|
|-||2 teaspoons orange zest (optional)|
|-|| garnish with whipped topping, if desired|