My last post in the Blogger Reality Show 2011 prompted several comments and questions about old fashioned molasses stack cake. It sparked old, tasty memories for some and questions and Google searches for others.
It was one of my favorites growing up possibly because it was a rare treat. I never understood why it was a special cake until I read the recipe. Seeing the time it takes to make it (and a proper one should have no less than 10 layers) I understand why this was not the cake of choice for Sunday dinner each week! Several regions lay claim to its origins. I will leave that argument for others to settle. I will simply say that all of my Appalachian friends have heard of and had this cake.
Rather than type the recipe for you here, I give you the recipe from my mother’s own hand from one of the man yellowed spiral notebooks full of Appalachian cooking at its best. Remember to invite friends over when you make it.