Friday, February 15, 2013

apple stack cake

Apple Stack Cake

Part 1: the cake

I FOUND THIS RECEIPT ON BLINDPIGSAND ACORN AND I THINK THIS MIGHT BE THE CAKE DADDY USED TO TELL ME ABOUT YEARS AGO. HE SAID THEY HAD ALL THESE LAYERS AND I COULDN'T SEE HOW YOU STACKED ALL THOSE CAKE LAYERS BUT YOU COULD IF THE LAYERS WERE THIS THIN.

http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1/3 cup sorghum syrup
1/2 cup buttermilk (I didn't have any buttermilk-so I used the handy substitution of putting 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice into my 1/2 cup measuring cup and filling it the rest of the way with whole milk)
3 1/2 cup plain flour (all purpose)
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla

Ms. Farr says to make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients; add the creamed mixture; and stir until blended.

Since I was using my mixer-I added the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture a little at a time until the mixture was blended well. I added the vanilla and mixed again till the consistency was like a soft cookie dough.

Using the bottom of my 9 inch cake pan for a template, I drew a circle on a piece of parchment paper. Using the circle as a guide: I rolled the dough out to slightly larger than the circle; laid the 9 inch cake pan on the dough and cut around the edges.

I baked the layers at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes until they were light brown. Baking the layers is the most time consuming part of making the cake. I lined my pans with parchment paper-that way I didn't have to worry about greasing the pans or washing between bakings-since I was able to use the same paper for all the layers.

Once the layers were baked I set them aside to cool on a rack.

Part 2: Apple filling




1 pound of dried apples (I used 4 cups of dried apples)
water
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice



art 3: Assembly

Place a cake layer on a cake plate and spread with apple filling. Repeat until you reach the last layer.

Whether you put apple filling on the top layer is up to you. Many cooks put apple filling all over the outside of the cake-just like you would any other icing.

1 comment:

The 4th Sister said...

Oh Pat we are all SURE you made this cake....it sounds like more trouble than anyone would do...