Apple Stack Cake Recipe

This old-fashioned Apple Stack Cake recipe is skinny, but packs a flavorful punch.

| November/December 2010

Apple Stack Cake

Apple Stack Cake

Lori Dunn

Elayne Kelley, Milwaukie, Oregon, requested an old-fashioned recipe for a stack cake like her grandmother used to make. She says many skinny cakes were layered with dried fruit. 

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Her request resulted in a fairly substantial folder filled with a number of variations. Loma Howard, Blanchester, Ohio, sends a traditional version.  

Apple Stack Cake 

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup molasses
3 eggs, beaten
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup milk
21⁄2 cups apple butter or cooked dried apples
Confectioner’s sugar 

Heat oven to 375°F. Grease and flour three 9-inch cake pans; set aside. 

Cream sugar and butter; stir in molasses and eggs.  

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