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Old Fashion Stack Cake

  • Makes one 8-layer cake.


  • Cake
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup molasses, dark
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 cups self-rising flour
  • Filling:
  • Dried apples, enough to make 1/2 gallon when cooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Sugar to sweeten apples to taste 2 cups water


Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix all cake ingredients together, including all of the self-rising flour. Separate dough into eight balls. Roll each ball into a thin 9-inch circle. Place in 9-inch greased pan and bake until brown. Meanwhile, be preparing the filling by combining all ingredients in a large saucepan and cooking until apples are rehydrated. You may have to add some more water. Cool mixture.

When cakes layers are done, remove from pans and cool. Place apples between each layer, stacking layers until you have stacked eight layers. You may also choose to make two 4-layer cakes too, but it’s not as impressive. Place apples on top of cake. Keep in cool place. Tastes better if allowed to sit for a few hours.

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