Tennessee Apple Stack Cake

Apple Stack Cake
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This is an old fashioned mountain stack cake recipe. The dried apples are cooked with spices and brown sugar, making a delicious filling for the cake layers.

What You'll Need

  • 3 packages dried apples, (6 oz each)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped

How to Make It

  1. Place dried apples in a saucepan; add water to cover.
  2. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain and mash apples. Stir in brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger, cloves, and allspice; set aside.
  4. Beat shortening at medium speed of an electric mixer until light; gradually beat in the sugar.
  5. Continue beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Stir in milk and molasses.
  7. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt and remaining 1 teaspoon ginger; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating until mixture forms a stiff dough.
  8. Divide dough into 8 equal portions; cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours.
  9. Pat each portion of dough into an 8-inch circle on greased baking sheets.
  10. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove layers to wire racks; cool completely. Stack layers, spreading equal portions of reserved apple mixture between layers.
  11. Cover and chill for 8 hours.

Spread whipped cream or whipped topping over top of cake before serving.

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