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“A multi-layered apple cake, traditional of the Appalachian area.Sets up overnight. It's layers will absorb moisture from the buttery cinnamon-apple filling.”
24hrs 30mins
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For cake:
  2. Beat 1/2 cup butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy;gradually add sugar, beating, beating well. Add egg; beat until blended.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed after each addition until blended. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Divide dough into 6 equal portions; pat 3 portions into three lightly greased 9 inch round cake pans. Prick dough several times with a fork. (Cover remaining dough and set aside while first layers bake.)Bake at 400 for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Carefully remove layers to a wire rack; cool completely. Repeat procedure with remaining 3 portions of dough.
  5. Stack cake, spreading 1/4 cup melted butter and Dried Apple Filling between each layer. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight before serving. Sprinkle cake with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.
  6. Dried Apple Filling:
  7. Combine apples and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil;cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until apples are tender. Add sugar and spices; stir well. Remove from heat. Let stand at least 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

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