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    Applebutter Stack Cake

    Source of Recipe

    Old family recipe

    Recipe Introduction

    This is a recipe handed down in my family for many years. However, it is not exclusive to my family as I have enjoyed different versions on occasion.

    List of Ingredients

    • 2 cups sugar, creamed with
    • 1 cup butter or shortening
    • 2 each eggs
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 3 tsp baking powder
    • 6 cups flour
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1 pound of dry apples
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
    • 1/2 tsp ground allspice


    1. Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine dry ingredients and add alternately to batter with buttermilk and vanilla, mix. Divide the batter into six equal portions. Pat batter into 6 greased 9-inch round pans. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Cool.
    2. Filling. Cover apples with water and cook until tender, mash. Add remaining ingredients, mix well. Spread each of the layers except the top one with apple filling. Stack the layers on a nice cake plate and let stand for at least 12 hours or overnight before cutting.

    Final Comments

    This is an adaptation of my Grandmothers recipe for applebutter cake. She used lard to make the large cookie-like rounds and covered each layer with a generous coating of her homemade applebutter. I have also had this same cake made with applesauce which has been cooked with red hot candies and then cooled.

    My Grandmother could make something wonderful with very little on hand to do so and I think that this is one of those dishes. She always had lard, sugar, flour and homemade applebutter in her pantry and we always enjoyed everything she made.




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