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
- FOR THE APPLES:
- 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
- FOR THE CAKE:
- 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
InstructionsFOR THE APPLES:
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.
FOR THE CAKE:
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.