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Tennessee Stack Cake

Yield one 9 - inch stack cake


  • 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
  • Apple Filling
  • Dried apple slices

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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