Old Fashioned Apple Stack Cake

Ingredients :


4 ½ cups flour
2 tsp soda
3 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt
1 cup softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup good sorghum molasses
¾ cup buttermilk


Directions :


Sift flour with soda, salt and ginger. Cream butter. Add sugar gradually and beat well. Blend in eggs. Add molasses and beat.
Add dry ingredients with milk and beat well until smooth. Chill dough 3 hours. Divide dough into 5 or 6 parts.
Use a well floured board to roll out dough and pat into greased pans. Put fork holes in top of each layer.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until done. Cool in pan 5 min before removing.
Cover with dried apple filling (below). Do not put on top layer.



Dried Apple Filling for Stack Cake


1 lb dried apples.
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar.
½ tsp allspice
½ tsp cloves
3 tsp cinnamon
Wash the dried apples. Cover with water and cook until tender.
Mash thoroughly. Add the sugars and spices. Cool before spreading.
Put filling on top of layers.
Do not put on top layer. Stack layers.

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