Corn Cake (sweetened with Molasses) from Fannie Farmer 1896, a small batch recipe.

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Corn Bread with molasses, from Fannie Framer cira 1896.
Corn Cake sweetened with molasses, Fannie Farmer 1896.
This rustic cornbread is very tasty. We both loved the molasses and corn flavors together. My dear husband had made the cornbread for our dinner to pair with baked beans and pulled pork stashed away in the freezer. It was a very welcoming dinner to end my 9-day stretch at work!

Corn Cake (sweetened with Molasses)
adapted from: The Original Fannie Farmer 1896
375-degree oven

1 c cornmeal
3/4 c flour
3 1/2 t baking powder
1 t salt (note: we thought this was a bit much, next time we will use 3/4 t)
1/4 c molasses (note:  this is just a bit better with 1/3 c molasses, yum!)
3/4 c milk
1 egg
1 T melted butter

This recipe is perfect for the one bowl technique: mix dry ingredients, make a "well" in the center of the mixture.

Drop the egg into the well, add the milk and molasses. Beat the egg into the milk and molasses, then combine the entire contents of the bowl.

Stir in the melted butter, pour batter into a prepared 9X5 loaf pan.

Bake 20 minutes or until done in your oven. Let cool 5 minutes in the pan, cut and serve.

Corn Cake (bread) sweetened with molasses.
Just the right sized loaf for smaller families.


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  1. A delicious recipe. I love old vintage recipes they always are the best.

  2. Molasses is such a great flavoring! My grandma had so many wonderful recipes that called for molasses! Glad you finally got a break from work!

  3. I have a King Arthur recipe that used maple syrup -- but this molasses versions sounds awesome!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome Corn Cake with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen


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