Tennessee Stack Cake

Stacked to a glorious height, this Tennessee Stack Cake is filled with sweet apple filling.

Tennessee Stack Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  2. 11⁄2 cups sugar
  3. 3 large eggs
  4. 5 cups all-purpose flour
  5. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  6. 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1⁄2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  8. 2 cups whole buttermilk
  9. 3⁄4 cup molasses
  10. 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  11. 1⁄2 cup honey
  12. Apple Filling (recipe follows)
  13. 2 cups sweetened whipped cream
  14. Garnish: apple pie spice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 
3 (9-inch) round cake pans with baking spray with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, beat 1 cup butter and sugar with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and apple pie spice. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and molasses. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pans (smoothing tops if necessary).
  4. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 28 to 
30 minutes. Let cool in pans for 
10 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks. Using a serrated knife, cut each cake layer in half horizontally.
  5. In a small saucepan, heat honey and remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat until butter is melted.
  6. Brush cake with honey mixture. Spread Apple Filling between layers. Top with whipped cream. Garnish with apple pie spice, if desired.
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Apple Filling
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Ingredients
  1. 3 (4.5-ounce) packages dried apples
  2. 3 cups water
  3. 2 cups sugar
  4. 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
  5. 2 tablespoons molasses
  6. 3 teaspoons apple pie spice
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil; let boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool completely.
  2. In the work bowl of a food processor, pulse mixture 5 to 6 times until coarsely chopped.
Taste of the South https://www.tasteofthesouthmagazine.com/

 Find more great recipes like this one in Taste of the South’s March/April 2017 issue!

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