12 Dried Apple Cake

Soak 3 cups of dried apples over night; drain the water off and cut them

up a little and put them over the fire with 2 cups of molasses; boil

until thick; take off the fire and put into a bowl. Add a cup of

shortening, a tablespoonful of cinnamon, dessertspoonful of cloves, the

same of allspice, a cup of sweet milk; when cold a tablespoonful of

soda, dissolved in hot water, 4 cups of flour, added by degrees, 3 eggs

well beaten, added last. Grease 3 pans well and bake.