Jennifer Jones’ Sour Cream Molasses Cake


Jennifer Jones


Jennifer Jones



Sour Cream Molasses Cake


1/2 cup shortening – 1/4 cup sugar – 1/2 cup molasses – 1 egg, beaten – 1 cup sifted flour – 1 teaspoon allspice – 1/2 taspoon salt – 1/2 teaspoon baking powder – 1/2 cup sour cream


Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses; mix well. Add egg; mix well. Mix and sift flour, allspice, salt and baking soda; add alternately with sour cream to molasses mixture. Bake in 2 greased and floured 8-inch layer cake pans in moderate oven, 350 degrees, 25-30 min.




2 egg whites – 1/2 cup light corn syrup – 1/2 cup light molasses


Put egg whites, corn syrup and molassees in top of double boiler. Set over boiling water. Cook, beating constantly with rotary egg beater for 7-9 minutes, or until frosting will stand in soft peaks. Makes enough frosting to fill and frost two 8-inch cake layers.




6 Responses to “Jennifer Jones’ Sour Cream Molasses Cake”

  1. I wouldn’t exactly call corn syrup and molasses “sugarless!” Cake sounds good though, but i’d pair it with a cream cheese frosting.

  2. Harry Martin says:

    Not a very attractive photo of Miss Jenn. Who is the guy?
    I think its her one-time husband, Robert Walker. – Allan

  3. Landman says:

    I surely love that kitchen! I miss kitchens like that. The cake sounds good too.

  4. Harry Martin says:

    Thanks Allan … LOL he looks like he is sitting in a high chair

  5. Landman says:

    He is sitting on a kitchen stool with the bread board pulled out. I am with you Mr. Martin, looks like he was a bad boy! lol

  6. Patricia Mechling says:

    What fun to see this, from l-o-n-n-g ago. To Greta: This was a recipe for wartime rationing. In WW2 sugar was rationed to the public and one needed food ration coupons to buy a limited amount; molasses and corn syrup were plentiful and I believe one could buy all of that and without coupons. Not sugarless really; but coupon-less, which was very good in those days. And it sounds a bit like a reworking of a practical Depression-era cake recipe, too. It might have been an old Oklahoma hand me down recipe, too, because Jennifer was born there I believe.

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