Molasses Pound Cake

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Molasses Pound Cake


  • 2/3 cup butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup Fancy Molasses
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 2/3 cup sour milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup seeded raisins dredged in 1/8 cup flour


  1. Cream butter well and add sugar gradually, beating after each addition. Blend in Fancy Molasses and beaten eggs. Add milk alternately with sifted dry ingredients. Add floured raisins.
  2. Pour into prepared 9" x 13" pan and bake at 350°F for 50 minutes to one hour.

2 thoughts on “Molasses Pound Cake

  1. Crystal Mills says:

    Growing up, my father made a molasses pound cake that would drop you to your knees. He would cut it while it was still warm. I remember it being a golden brown inside and so moist that whether it was fresh from the oven or two days later, if it lasted that long, you could ball up a piece in your hand and it would hold together, not a crumb would drop. I know he used Grandma’s Molasses. I have been unable to find the recipe for this cake. My father passed away in 92 and took the recipe with him. I would really love to have the recipe. There’s nothing like an ice cold glass of milk and my dad’s molasses pound cake. Please help me.

    1. Dear Crystal, There is a molasses pound cake recipe on our website It’s an old Crosby’s recipe and I haven’t made it myself. What I have enjoyed is a molasses pound cake that has just 1/4 cup of molasses in it. Hopefully one of these recipes will be close to the cake that your dad used to make.

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