Cloister Molasses Apple Cake


Source: Therese Terndrup, Main Library (2005)
Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 1 hour

Ingredients

5 1⁄2
apples, peeled and thinly sliced
3⁄4 c
molasses
1⁄3 c
margarine or shortening
1⁄2 c
hot water
10 1⁄2 c
flour
1⁄2 c
sugar
1 t
cinnamon
1⁄2 t
cloves
1⁄4 t
nutmeg
1 T
baking powder
1⁄4 t
salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small saucepan, cook the apples slowly in the molasses until they are tender, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Melt the margarine or shortening in the hot water. Sift all dry ingredients and gradually add the hot water mixture, stirring constantly to keep smooth. Stir in molasses and apple mixture. Pour the entire mixture into well-greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Serve warm. 

Notes

Recipe taken from the cookbook From a Monastery Kitchen by Victor-Antoine D’Avila-Latourrette.