Updated: Jan 22, 2019
Lord Honey!!!! When talking about southern staple desserts an apple stack cake is always the first on the list. We have so, so many southern fave desserts, but you just can't go wrong with a stack cake. Most southerners can remember there great grandmothers, grandmothers and moms making them, from family get togethers to the Holidays. It truly is a must on every southerners table. An apple stack cake is super moist, tender cake/biscuit, warm spices and those always juicy sweet apples. So today I give you my family favorite "Kentucky Apple Stack Cake". When you make this honey, everyone for miles around will be gathering into your house like cats in the barn.
Kentucky Apple Stack Cake
Jason Smith, FNS
12 ounces dried apples
½-cup white sugar
¾-cup brown sugar
Pinch ground cloves
1-cup white sugar
½-cup butter, room temp
1-tsp ground ginger
¼-tsp ground cloves
4-cups all-purpose flour
1-tsp baking powder
½-tsp baking soda
· In a large stew pot place the apples and cover with water, cook covered for 30 mins on medium heat, then add the butter, spices and sugar, stir, continue cooking on medium low until apples are broken down and real thick, this will take about an hour, stirring often to keep from sticking.
· Preheat oven to 350, spray three 8 inch round pans.
· In the bowl of stand mixer place the shortening, butter and sugar whip till fluffy.
· Add the molasses, vanilla and eggs, stir together.
· Sift the flour, spices, baking powder and soda together.
· Add half the flour, stir, then add half the milk, then rest of flour and then rest of milk.
· Using a 2 ounce scoop place four scoops of dough in each pan, spread out even.
· Bake for 15 mins, remove and turn out onto wax paper or paper plates and let cool.
· Repeat with the last of batter.
· When cakes are completely cooled, place one layer on serving try, ladle 6 ounces apples over cake and spread to cover, then cake then apples until all cakes are gone, top off with apples.
· Wrap and place in fridge over night or for at least 24 hours to soak.
Tip: If you can’t find dried apples you can use 4 cans apple sauce in place of apples.