• 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped roasted peanuts


Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl; add egg and molasses, mixing well. Set aside. Combine dry ingredients and add alternately with milk to egg mixture, beginning with milk and ending with flour. Stir in peanuts. Pour into a lightly greased or floured 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 F. oven 45 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Serve warm or cold. Meybe topped with ice cream, whipped cream or lemon sauce. Makes 24 servings.