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Halloween Broomstick Cake Recipe

Halloween Broomstick Cake         

2 tablespoons butter
5 apples
1/2 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 cup water, hot
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup light molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon salt

Coat an 8x12x2-inch pan with the 2 tablespoons of butter. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the butter. Peel, core and slice apples. Arrange apples slices over the sugar mixture. Sprinkle nuts over all. Place pan on the bottom shelf of oven and let apples cook while mixing the other ingredients. Cream together butter and sugar, add egg and molasses and mix well. Sift dry ingredients and stir in to creamed mixture. Put in hot water and mix to a thin batter. Remove pan from oven and pour batter over apples. Return to oven and bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven and loosen cake around edges. Let stand five minutes and turn out on to serving tray.

Makes 8 to 10 servings

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