Kentucky Spiced Stack Cake

Kentucky Spiced Stack Cake Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Fonda Shaia


16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 281
Caloriesfromfat 22 %
Fat 6.8 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 2.2 g
Polyfat 1.8 g
Protein 3.7 g
Carbohydrate 53.1 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 183 mg
Calcium 57 mg


3 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup bourbon or apple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 (6-ounce) packages dried apples
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
Cooking spray
1 teaspoon powdered sugar


To prepare filling, combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed. Place apple mixture in a food processor; pulse 8 to 9 times or until the consistency of a chunky puree. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare cake, beat shortening and 1 cup brown sugar at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Add molasses, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and eggs; beat well.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through salt) in a bowl. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Pour batter into a 12-cup Bundt pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.

Split cake into thirds horizontally using a serrated knife. Place bottom layer, cut side up, on a serving platter; spread with half of filling. Top with middle cake layer. Spread cake with remaining filling; top with remaining cake layer. Sift powdered sugar over top of cake.

January 1999
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