2 cup white flour
2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
Mix together (like pie crust) in a large bowl, reserving half cup of crumbs for top of cake.
In another bowl, mix:
1 cup baking molasses (Brer Rabbit)
2 tsp. baking soda (level)
2 cups hot water
Stir until mixed and some of the foam disappears.
Add to the crumb mixture and stir until blended. Put in a 9 X 13 in. loaf pan that has been greased and floured. Put the 1/2 cup crumb mixture on top and bake for one hour at 350 deg.