Tennessee Stack Cake

Oxmoor House
one 9 - inch stack cake


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1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 teaspoons ground ginger
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
Dried apple slices


Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add buttermilk, soda, baking powder, salt, and ginger; mix well. Add flour, about 1 cup at a time, beating at medium speed of heavy - duty electric mixer to make a stiff dough.

Divide dough into 5 equal portions, and place each on a greased cookie sheet; pat into a 9 - inch circle. Bake at 400° for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove layers to cooling rack.

Stack the layers, spreading 3/4 cup filling between each. Let stand overnight. Garnish top of cake with dried apple slices before serving.

Created date

February 2010