MANY YEAR AGO SUGAR WAS SCARCE. AFTER COTTON PICKING TIME WAS OVER A FAMILY WOULD USUALLY BUY A 50 LB BAG TO LAST UNTIL SPRING. I WILL NEVER FORGET WHEN I WAS REAL SMALL I KNOCKED A BOTTLE OF TURPENTINE OFF INTO THE OPENED 50 LB BAG OF SUGAR, MY MOTHER DIPPED OFF THE TOP PORTION. BACK THEN IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA FARMERS GREW SUGAR CANE. THEY HAD A SUGAR CANE MILL WHERE THEY PROCESSED THE CANE INTO MOLASSES WITH MULES TIED TO IT AND THEY WOULD GO ROUND AND ROUND TO MAKE THE CANE STRAIN OUT ...
Blackstrap Molasses and Fresh Ginger Cake is a dark, moody, and moist dessert masterpiece. Warm spices are on prominent display with fresh ginger, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, and the rich and smoky tones of blackstrap molasses. This cake is a great foil to a rich frosting (stay tune for Paul's salted maple buttercream next week), but has the verve to stand alone as simple seasonal dessert. Blackstrap Molasses and Fresh Ginger Cake is crowd favorite whenever we make it and is a stun...