Serve warm with ice cream, frosted with cream cheese, or all by its lonesome. This cake is always a treat.
Sift together salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, flour, and baking soda.
Cream shortening and sugar gradually, then add molasses and eggs. Mix in sifted ingredients. Stir in hot coffee; batter will be thin.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Cool.
Per Serving: 298 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 49.7g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 227.3mg.