Serves: 8-10 or 1 – 6 stack – 9″ cake | Prep: 30 Min | Cook: 10 Min
Simple, amazing, and very delicious! This recipe will make it to your top 5 of go-to-comfort food! The taste of this treat will make you want to eat the whole thing! The fresh Apple flavor is so good! Give it a try and enjoy!
FOR THE CAKE INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup molasses
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch of nutmeg
powdered sugar for dusting
FOR THE APPALACHIAN APPLE BUTTER FILLING:
4 cups roughly chopped dried apples
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
6 cups apple cider (not juice)
How to Make Old-Fashioned Stack Cake with Appalachian Apple Butter Filling
Step 1: Ready the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Apply cooking spray on 9-inch cake pans then line with parchment paper then layer it with another spray of cooking spray.
Step 3: Add in sugar and shortening in a medium mixing bowl and beat at medium speed until well blended and creamy.
Step 4: Add molasses, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla then beat again until well mixed.
Step 5: In another bowl, add ginger, baking soda, salt, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Create a hole in the middle then add in the shortening mixture. Stir until well mixed.
Step 6: Flour the surface and form the dough then cut into six slices.
Step 7: Add in the sliced doughs into each of the prepared pans then pat the dough using your fingers.
Step 8: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the color turns golden brown.
Step 9: Remove from the oven and let them sit on a wire rack.
To Make The Filling:
Step 1: Place a large saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Step 2: Add in all the dry ingredients and the dried fruit right away.
Step 3: Add enough water to submerge all the dry ingredients then bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 45 minutes.
Step 4: Turn off the heat and remove the saucepan.
Step 5: Allow the filling to cool in the saucepan for 10 minutes.
Step 6: Transfer into a food processor and process until the texture becomes smooth.
Step 7: Place one cake layer on a serving plate then pour and spread the filling on top.
Step 8: Repeat this process to the rest of the cake layers.
Step 9: Cover then place inside the fridge for at least 24 hours.
Step 10: Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar on top and serve. Enjoy!
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