|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 Cake (12 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||17%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||24%|
|Total Carbohydrate 59g||22%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This is an old fashioned mountain stack cake recipe. The dried apples are cooked with spices and brown sugar, making a delicious filling for the cake layers.
- 3 packages dried apples (6 oz each)
- 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 cup whipping cream (whipped)
Place dried apples in a saucepan; add water to cover.
Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender.
Drain and mash apples. Stir in brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger, cloves, and allspice; set aside.
Beat shortening at medium speed of an electric mixer until light; gradually beat in the sugar.
Continue beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in milk and molasses.
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt and remaining 1 teaspoon ginger; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating until mixture forms a stiff dough.
Divide dough into 8 equal portions; cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours.
Pat each portion of dough into an 8-inch circle on greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove layers to wire racks; cool completely. Stack layers, spreading equal portions of reserved apple mixture between layers.
Cover and chill for 8 hours.
Spread whipped cream or whipped topping over top of cake before serving.