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    Appalachian apple stack cake is communal cooking at its finest. Originally, each layer was baked at home by individual cooks, likely in cast-iron skillets, then brought together and assembled for church suppers and gatherings. Instead of the spongy cakes we're used to today, these layers are more like cookies—firmer, so they slowly soften beneath liberal applications of apple butter and cooked apples. This recipe stays mostly true to those principles. Instead of individually baking the layers one skillet at a time, though, use a cake pan to trace a pattern on parchment paper and trim circles of rolled dough to fit it. Bake two layers simultaneously (more if you have a convection oven). The edges of the cake layers won't be as perfectly neat as if you'd baked them in skillets or cake pans, but that's all right. This is a rustic cake.

    Ingredients

    • 3 pounds assorted apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup apple cider
    • 1/4 cup applejack, apple brandy, or bourbon
    • 1 1/2 cups apple butter
    • 5 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/3 cup buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup molasses
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup reserved apple cider mixture (from the filling)
    • 1 tablespoon molasses
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 8254 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 173 g 265.97%
    • Saturated Fat: 103 g 513.05%
    • Trans Fat: 6 g %
    • Cholesterol: 582 mg 194.15%
    • Sodium: 2640 mg 110.02%
    • Calcium: 680 mg 67.96%
    • Potassium: 3988 mg 113.96%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 36 mg 202.06%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 1640 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 41 g 165.48%
    • Sugar: 1090 g
    • Protein: 76 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 7 g
    • Vitamin A 114.21%
    • Vitamin C 96.07%
    • Vitamin D 2.68%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat33
    • Exchange - Fruit26
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs51
    • Exchange - Starch32
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total39 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit15 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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