Ingredients:

2 1/3 Flour
1/3 Sugar
1/2 Shortening
1 Molasses
3/4 Hot Water
1 Baking Soda
1 Ginger
1 Cinnamon
1/2 Salt
1 Egg

Directions:

Heat oven to 325°.
Grease and flour square 9 x 9 pan.
Beat all ingredients on low, scraping sides, for 1 minute.
Beat on medium for 3 minutes.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for about 50 minutes or until cake tests done.