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In Kentucky and its environs, this dessert once served as a wedding cake; neighbors and friends might have each brought a layer, and the hosts would add the filling. We plumped up dried apples in cider and tucked them between layers of clove- and ginger-spiced molasses cake.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2005



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  • sjz21
    22 OCT, 2017
    My local grocery store (in KY) sells dried apple for $3.50/oz, so the recipe called for $42 in dried apples! I used apple pie filling instead. The results were not very impressive, but okay.
  • beach-b0und
    22 NOV, 2014
    I'm not a big fan of cooked apples, so I've made this recipe with vanilla whipped cream layers instead, and blackberries on top. Fantastic. Next time I'll halve the recipe and slice the layers twice as thin since whipped cream isn't so great at holding things up.
  • glorybees7
    5 JAN, 2013
    This looks awesome. I think I will try it in cupcake form and downsizing the apple pieces. I think it will be easier as individual servings rather than trying to cut this one big one.
  • Uther
    15 AUG, 2010
    I am from KY, and yes my mother would make this cake. Back then we would dry the apples in the sun outside. They were so good for making this cake and fryed pies. Oh so good.
  • marilynann
    11 JAN, 2010
    This is the best cake. It is very moist and delicious. The only thing I changed was to add apple butter for the filling,only because I didnt have the other ingredients.My family loved it.

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