Dried Apple Cake from 1914

Dried Apple Cake

One cup dried apples. Soak overnight and then chop fine, Simmer slowly two hours in a cup of molasses. Cream one-third cup butter with one cup sugar; add one egg one teaspoon cinnamon, one teaspoon cloves, one-half teaspoon nutmeg, a few grains of salt, two cups flour. Beat this mixture thoroughly and then add the apple and molasses. Bake until done.