Old Fashioned Apple Stack Cake

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Old Fashioned Apple Stack Cake

This recipe is a Southern Mountain favorite. My Grandma from the backwoods of Kentucky passed this down.It is a holiday favorite.

Yield: 5-7 Layer Cake


  • 1 lb. dried apples
  • 1 cup granular sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


Put apples in pot adding enough water to just cover the apples.

Over a medium heat, cook apples until tender. Mash Apples,then add sugar and spices continue cooking for 5 more minutes. Stiring so the mixture don't stick.

Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Cut in the butter

Add the eggs to the buttermilk,molasses and stir.

Pour into flour mixture and add vanilla. Stir.

Mix into a soft dough. If needed add a little more buttermilk.

Grease and flour 9 inch cake pans. Measure 1/2 cup dough into each pan. Dust your hands with flour and pat the dough out to the edges of the pan.

Bake at 450°F. for about 5 minutes or until slightly browned.Repeat this until you have at least 5 to 7 layers baked.

While the layers of the cake are still nice an warm, stack the layers adding 2/3 cups of apple filling between each layer.

Cover tightly and allow to sit 1 whole day for the layers to soak in the apple juices.

Right before serving, lay a paper doily on top of the cake and sprinkle with powered sugar. Carefully remove doily and have a beautiful pattern on top of cake.

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