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Stack Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Brandii Barness
Added: Sunday, June 21, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. butter,
1 c. sugar,
1 c. molasses,
3 eggs,
4 c. flour,
1 tsp. baking soda,
1 tsp. salt,
1 c. milk,
1 qt(4 cups) chunky applesauce,
whipped cream,
chopped nuts,

Directions:
Directions:
Cream together butter and sugar till light. Stir in molasses. Add one at a time, beating after each. flour, soda, and salt: Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat after each addition. Grease and flour three 8 x 1 1/2 in. round baking pans. Pour 1 1/3 c. batter into each pan. Refrigerate remaining batter. Bake at 375 till done. About 15 min. Cool 5 min. remove from pans and cool on rack. Wash pans, grease and flour. Repeat with remaining batter. Spread applesauce between layers. Spread whipped cream atop. Sprinkle with nuts.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
24 servings
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Stack cake was a traditional pioneer wedding cake, put together right at the wedding celebration. Each guest brought a layer of cake. Applesauce, made from either fresh or dried apples (depending on the time of year), was spread on each cake layer and the layers were stacked. The brides' popularity could be measured by the number of stacks she had and by the number of layers in each stack.
Since guests were apt to bring different types of cake, the stacks were often varied colors and flavors. This recipe is for six layers of simple molasses cake, typical of pioneer times.

 

 

 

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