Dave's Garden Cookbook: Grandma Betty's Stack Cake
Grandma Betty's Stack Cake
Category: Cakes, Cheesecakes and Icings
1/2 C. SHORTENING|
1/8 C. SUGAR
1/3 C. MOLASSES
1/2 C. BUTTERMILK
1 beaten EGG
3-1/2 C. FLOUR
2 tsp. BAKING POWDER
1/2 tsp. SODA
1/2 tsp. SALT
1 tsp. GINGER
1 tsp. VANILLA
Cream shortening with molasses, add egg and vanilla. Sift all dry ingredients and add alternatley with the buttermilk. Beat to a stiff dough. Roll out like pie crust. Cut circles with a pie pan. Place circles on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 375. This should make about 9 layers.|
stack the layers, using a well flavored apple sauce (cinnimon, nutmeg...what ever you like in it), or Applebutter in between layers....like a Torte.
Let set a few hours before serving. Keeps well.
This was always our "Christmas Cake" at our home in WV...we couldn't afford all that expensive fruit and nuts for a Fruit cake! Grandma had 2 round, cast iron griddle pans she always used for this cake. And as a child, I was ready for the "scrap dough" to roll into "Gingerbread Men"
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