1 cup brown sugar blended with 1/2 cup lard or other shortening.
Mix all well.
To 3 cups of flour add one teaspoon each of the following spices: ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves; and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Sift all into cake mixture and mix well.
Add lastly 2 well-beaten eggs.
The mixture should be quite thin.
Bake in a moderate oven for thirty minutes.
Raisins and, or, candied fruit may be added and a chocolate frosting adds to the goodness.
Now all of this cooking requires an apron.
Head over to http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/ where the Apron Queen is graciously giving away vintage aprons.
Let me close this post with a smile. Recently I made a meal my 6 year old found quite delicious. After eating and eating he sat back with a groan and said, "I wish I was fatter so that I could eat more."
Have a wonderful weekend!