4 tbsp butter, softened
6 tbsp granulated sugar
1 cup light molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup hot water
Grease and flour a 2-lb metal coffee can; set aside.
Cream together the butter, and sugar. Add the egg and molasses; mix together well.
Stir in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt; mix together well.
Add the hot water while beating well.
Pour the batter into the coffee can. Place the can inside the cooker and cover the top of the can with 6 to 8 paper towels, depending on thickness. Place lid on cooker and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours on high.
Good served with warm applesauce or with whipped cream dusted with a sprinkling of nutmeg or cinnamon.