Apple Butter Stack Cake

Guess what!?
It's my birthday week!
{Yes, I celebrate an entire week!!}

So, to kick my week off right
I baked an old fashion molasses cake!
{And yes, I made my own birthday cake!!

The moment I saw the recipe
for an Apple Butter Stack Cake
I knew I would be making it soon ...

...and I am SO glad I did!
It's warm, fruity, not too sweet
and perfect for Autumn!

adapted from grit.com

1 cup Sugar
1 cup Unsalted Butter, room temp.
1 cup Molasses
3 Eggs
4 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Ground Ginger
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Ground Clove
1 cup Buttermilk
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 cups Apple Butter
Powder Sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease three 8 or 9 inch cake pans. Combine all dry ingredients and sift.
In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar together. Add molasses and eggs and mix until combined. Alternating dry and wet, add in sifted flour mixture and buttermilk. Stir in vanilla extract and divide half the batter among the three greased cake pans. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when tested in the center of a cake. Let cool for a few minutes, then invert cakes onto paper plates. Bake the other half of the batter.

When all cakes have cooled, spread several tablespoons of the apple butter on each layer - stacking as you go. Dust finished cake with powder sugar.

Enjoy and Happy Baking!


briarrose said...

Happy Birthday!

Definitely must try this cake out.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Happy Birthday! This looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing with Crazy Sweet Tuesday.