Gramma Stump's Molasses Cake

This is a typical World War II recipe, with little sugar due to rationing. But the cake is delicious.

1 egg

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup of melted shortening

1 cup molasses

1tbls sugar

2 cups flour

1 cup hot water

1 tsp baking soda

Beat egg. Add salt and shortening., then molasse and sugar. Stir well. Add flour. Sir again. Dissolve soda in water and add. Bake 20-25 minutes in 325 degree oven.