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Marie's Old Fashioned Stack Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Marie's Old Fashioned Stack Cake, by , is from Henderson Plant Cookbook - Kennametal, Inc., one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Laureen Wilkins
Added: Wednesday, April 13, 2005


1/2-Cup Brer Rabbit Molasses (If using homemade molasses, use 1/2 cup and 1/4 cup Brer Rabbit)
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
3/4 Cup Lard (room temperature) - (not Crisco -- pure lard)
3/4 Cup Buttermilk
1/2 Tsp. Salt
3 Tsp. Cinnamon
2 Tsp. Ginger
2 Tsp. Soda
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour (add 1/2 cup at a time)
1 Tsp. Vanilla Flavoring

50 Ozs. Apple Sauce (Better if you cook down dried apples)
2 Cups Sugar
1 Tbl. Cinnamon

Cake Directions:
Mix molasses, sugar, lard and egg in large bowl by hand until well blended. Add milk. Sift together flour, cinnamon, ginger, soda and salt. Add to mixture a little at a time. If not stiff enough to handle, add more flour. Add vanilla.

Place in large bowl of flour and knead about one minute (folding up and in). Divide into six balls.

Grease 9" round cake pans, I use oil. Use waxed paper (oiled) in pan. Sprinkle with flour to prevent sticking (cut wax paper the size of cake pan). Press into pan.

Bake 350 degrees about 12 to 15 minutes or until layer begins to brown around edges. Turn out on paper towels; remove waxed paper when cool.

Combine filling ingredients and cook until dark and thick. (When cooking down apples, be careful. They pop all over you and the stove.)
Spread filling between layers and press layers together when completed stacking. Put some oil on paper towel and rub top of cake. Then smooth around sides to spread filling.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was my Aunt Marie's recipe.




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