[ul]German Beer Cake
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup marg or butter
1 bottle of beer (no sampling please)
1 cup raisins
2 2/3 cups sifted flour
3 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Combine beer, molasses, butter, in saucepan.
Heat until butter melts.
Stir in raisins, remove from heat.
Let mixture cool for 20 minutes.
Stir together all the dry ingredients.
Stir in nuts.
When beer mixture sufficiently cooled pour over dry ingredients.
Stir until smooooooth.
Prepare greased and floured tube pan.
Pour batter into tube pan bake in preheated 350F oven for 1hour.
Toothpick test in middle near the hour, could be ready before then.
When done turn out onto cooling rack before adding glaze.
Mix 1 cup of icing sugar and enough corn syrup (or honey or maple syrup)
to mositen icing sugar to the point where it dribbles off spoon.
Pour over the entire cake allowing it to run down the sides of the cake.
This is a heavier very moist cake that is thoroughly enjoyable.