Strawberry Stack Cake
We set out to update a traditional stack cake recipe, scrapping the traditional sorghum and lard, and adding strawberries to make it summer-ready.
Why This Recipe Works
This traditional Appalachian Strawberry Stack Cake recipe combines thin, spiced molasses rounds with stewed dried apples. We decided to swap strawberries for the apples in an attempt to update it. We found that using cream cheese in the dough added a gentle tang and held up to the moist strawberry filling. Forming the cake rounds on a baking sheet instead of rolling them out individually drastically cut down on prep time. We found that cooking the strawberries to a jamlike consistency helped keep the cake moist without it becoming a soggy mess.