Abigail Adams Coffee Ginger Cakes

40
Servings
30m
Prep Time
30m
Cook Time
1h
Ready In

Recipe: #36940

May 14, 2021



"It was developed to help bolster the use of coffee as the stimulant beverage of choice over the taxed and despised tea. Abigail served it at her famous coffee gatherings in Braintree. Molasses Way recipe was written is in directions"

Original recipe yields 40 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (47 g)
  • Calories 168.9
  • Total Fat - 5.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 34.7 mg
  • Sodium - 149.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 16.8 g
  • Protein - 2.9 g
  • Calcium - 27.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Sift together three times:

Step 2

5 cups of flour and 2 cups of sugar ,1 teaspoon salt ,1 teaspoon Jamaica Ginger and 1 teaspoon soda.

Step 3

By hand, work in 1 egg.(I would add with liquids)(if cutting recipe in 1/2 use small egg)

Step 4

In a double boiler

Step 5

Combine 1 cup New Orleans Molasses, 1 cup hot strong coffee, 1 cup butter (2 sticks) and 3 teaspoons Madagascar Vanilla Liquor. (the old New England "Blackbirds" or slavers used to put halved vanilla beans into jugs of whiskey or rum it was an early form of vanilla extract).

Step 6

Heat until butter is completely melted.

Step 7

Add the liquid into the flour mixture a little at a time and shape into a soft dough.

Step 8

Roll thick and cut into large round cakes. Bake at 400° (Abigail's recipe says "a hot oven") for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 9

Serve with coffee and conversation.

Tips & Variations


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