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Massie Stack Cake

Yield one 9 - inch stack cake


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups applesauce
  • Ground cinnamon

How to Make It

  1. Cream shortening; gradually add sugar and molasses, beating until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  2. Combine flour, soda, salt, and ginger; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat well after each addition.

  3. Spoon batter evenly into 6 greased and floured 9 - inch round cake pans. Bake at 375° for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Carefully remove cake layers to the cooling racks.

  4. Stack the cooled layers, spreading about 1/2 cup applesauce between each layer. Spoon remaining applesauce on top of cake. Sprinkle top of cake with cinnamon. Let stand overnight before serving.

  5. Note: Flavor of stack cake is enhanced when stored for several days.

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