I think it’s time to add some of these recipes to the online collection ~ don’t you?

I don’t even know the title of this little cookbook. The cover is long gone. It belonged to my mother and included are recipes from women all across Canada. It’s probably a Women’s Institute cookbook but I’m not sure.

Molasses Angel Pudding, the dessert featured here, is a long-time favourite of our family. It’s called a pudding but it’s actually more like a very moist muffin or cake. The recipe comes from Mrs. A Schunter of Lumby, BC.

I wonder if she knew Lovella and the Mennonite Girls, or maybe, their moms?? 🙂

I’d like to say thanks to her for this quick, easy and delicious dessert!

Molasses Angel Pudding

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • raisins (optional)

Beat egg well, add melted butter, molasses (measured in butter cup) and sugar. Add flour sifted with cinnamon, soda and salt. Beat in boiling water. Batter will be thin. Baked in greased muffin tins at 350 F, 10-15 min. Tops are slightly shiny and sticky when done.

I usually double the recipe and get around 18 muffins.

We always split the muffins and add a good dollop of whipped cream. Mrs. Schunter also suggests serving with a lemon sauce.

Left-overs (if you have any!) are good split and spread with butter.


14 thoughts on “Molasses Angel Pudding

  1. anneliese says:

    I also thought the recipe page looked jsut like one out of the old Mennonite Treasury … I guess that is how they did cookbooks .. and I love your photos. The "pudding" looks delicious! I think pudding is a way of saying "dessert" for the British .. I invited a friend (whose husband has a British background) … for dinner .. way back when we did not knwo them well.. and she said she'd be bringing pudding. I thought she was bringing chocolate pudding or something like that… but it was cake!


  2. Tonya says:

    I made these last weekend and they were delicious! This recipe is definitely going into my collection. Thanks so much for sharing it.


  3. Jody says:

    My mouth is watering. I'd love one of these with my morning coffee about now. Please pass the plate and the whipped cream.Jody


  4. marg says:

    I loved the photo of the recipe page…It looks so similiar to my Mennonite Treasury.It's interesting to know where some of these recipes come from. Always a story.


  5. SueL says:

    Oh, my – this recipe looks divine! It's times like these I really miss sugar as I am on a sugar/caffeine free diet for health reasons. However, they will be perfect for our next church community lunch and I am going to savour the aroma as they waft through the kitchen, so I won't miss out altogether!! SueL, South Australia


  6. Kim says:

    Oh boy, I think Martin might like these!


  7. Lovella says:

    Ha Ha!! No ..I don't know dear Mrs. Lumby. I love how they used to call themselves Mrs. I always smile when i see they even used their husbands name instead of their own.Those are such yummy looking cakes and I just LOVE how you photographed them. You know I won't be able to resist this one.


  8. ellen b says:

    Oh these do look yummy. That book looks well loved for sure!!


  9. Susanne says:

    Oh, yum! I'll bet this would be awesome with a lemon sauce. I've always wondered why they called these kinds of things puddings.


  10. Dawn says:

    Yum! I am all about the molasses!!!!I have some cookbooks that look the exact same way.:)


  11. Lorna says:

    Wow – that sounds delicious, Kathie. Might have to try those :>). Have a great day! Love ….


  12. Yummo! These look so delicious! I be that it was a Women't Institue cookbook. I think I may have one here. I will definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us. Blessings, Pamela


  13. Beth says:

    Mmmmm! That sounds like one that will be right up there with Nannie's Raisin Cake. I love these dark, moist baked goodies. And lemon sauce makes anything like that better! Thanks for sharing this.


  14. Joanne says:

    Oh yum, oh yum, oh YUMMO!Your blog has the most wonderful recipes.You could write a book book, include recipes and photos from PEI…would sell like hotcakes!Think about it….(the next David Weale)Joanne


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