This is similiar to a gingerbread cake. Serve while it's still warm with ice cream. Or you can top it with a cream cheese icing. If you don't want to go to any extra trouble - it's still delicious on it's own.
My grandmother used to make a cake very much like this when I was growing up. It is a very moist and not overly sweet cake. I substituted hot water for the coffee and it it came out well. - 17 Sep 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Excellent! Made this recipe because of a special request from my Dad. He asked me to make a molasses cake and I found this one. Glad I did, he loved it! Don't mind the bad review here, this cake was dabomb! I used a glass 9" square pan-greased, and it took my cake about 15 min. more in bake time than the 30 min listed. - 04 May 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
After reading the reviews of this recipe, I didn't know what to think. Nevertheless, I made it and loved it! I don't know why you would make a molasses cake if you didn't like molasses, but even my friends that weren't big fans of the stuff loved the cake. I did cut the molasses by about a quarter cup and frosted it with a black walnut buttercream frosting. I found the texture and flavor to be well worth five stars. I highly recommend this recipe! - 02 Apr 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)