temperature. Grease two 8-inch layer pans and line with waxed paper. Sift flour with baking powder, salt and sugar. Add shortening. Add vanilla, eggs strokes per minute) or on medium speed of electric mixer for 1 minute. Scrape bowl and beater frequently. Add remaining liquid, blend, and beat 2 minutes longer.
Pour half of batter into one layer pan. To remaining batter add molasses and spices, mixing just enough to blend; turn into second pan. Bake at 375'F. (moderate oven) for 25 minutes. Cool. Then spread raisin filling between layers and lemon icing on top of cake.
Filling: Combine cornstarch, sugar, salt, raisins, lemon juice and rind, and water; mix well. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick and clear. Stir in butter. Cool before filling cake.
Icing: Cream lemon rind with butter or margarine. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth and of spreading consistency.
Your "Mix-Easy" Ribbon Cake is ready. Good luck!
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