Great Grandma Effie's Old Fashioned Stack Cake

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 45 mins

9 very thin layers with homemade applesauce in between each layer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening with molasses in very large bowl, then add in one beaten egg.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients adding milk in as you mix. Add Vanilla. Beat to a stiff dough.
  3. Flour your counter and lightly flour your rolling pin. Roll out to thickness of pie dough. (VERY THIN) This dough will make 9-10 layers.
  4. Cut out your circles with a scalloped pie pan. Place rounds of dough on a cookie sheet (I line it with wax paper) 2 at a time. And bake 12 minutes at 350°F.
  5. After all rounds are baked, put layers together with a homemade or sweet flavored applesauce.
  6. Let set before serving. Great also warm with vanilla ice cream.
  7. My time chart is if you also made your own applesauce (peeling coring etc.).