Old-Fashioned Stack Cakes
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 5 min./batch
Makes3 stack cakes (6 slices each)
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups apple butter
- Additional apple butter, optional
- Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, ginger, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with molasses and buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
- Drop two scant 1/4 cupfuls of batter, at least 7 in. apart, onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. With well-floured fingers, pat each into a 5- to 6-in. circle. Bake 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter.
- To assemble, place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 2 tablespoons apple butter. Repeat layers four times; top with a sixth layer. Repeat to make two more stack cakes. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. If desired, serve with additional apple butter.
Nutrition Facts0.167 stack cake: 280 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 343mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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Feb 19, 2019
I have searched for this cake for 60 years. No one knew what I was talking about when I mentioned my grandma's spice cake with applesauce between the layers. Can't wait to try this one!!! I was 11 when she passed but I remember eating this at her house and it was delicious!!
Sep 28, 2013
not quite the same recipe as the ones from farther south. i don't care for apple butter at all, so it was simply..ok..i will post the recipe from Tennessee as soon as i get back there to retrieve it from my moms.