Marble Molasses Pound Cake

January 3, today, is the first day I baked of 2013!  It took me three whole days, can you believe it?  I am going to try to cut back on the sweets but in the month of December the amounts of sweets in this house was ridiculous.  So already I am cutting back since I didn’t bake the first, second, and third.

Anyways, done with that nonsense.  I got a new cookbook for Christmas.  It is called Southern Cakes.  My mom gave it to me and my almost sister-in-law.  I made my first cake from there today.  It is called Marble Molasses Pound Cake.  It is delicious and the molasses adds such a different taste to the pound cake.  I really enjoyed it.  Here is the recipe.

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Marble Molasses Pound Cake

2 c. all-purpose flour

2 t. baking powder

1/4 t. salt

1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened

1 c. sugar

2 eggs, beaten

2/3 c. milk

2 T molasses

1 t. ground nutmeg

1/2 t. ground cloves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and generously grease a 9×5 loaf pan.  You can line the bottom of the loaf pan with parchment paper and then flour on top of that.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

In a large bowl beat the butter with a mixer at high speed until light and fluffy.  Add sugar and beat to combine ingredients well.  Then add eggs and beat until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Then add the dry ingredients along with the milk alternating.  Starting and ending with the dry ingredients.

Take a third of the batter out and put into another bowl.  Add the molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and the ground cloves into the batter; stir together.  Then add both batters to the pan by the spoonfuls, alternating.  Run a knife through the batter in a figure eight pattern to swirl the batters together.

Bake for about 1 hour, when a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.  Cool the cake for about 10 minutes on a wire rack then run a knife around the edges to turn the cake out.

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