About this recipe:This luscious cake has six layers of goodness. Serve with whipped cream.
400g (14 oz) caster sugar
200g (7 oz) butter
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
3 teaspoons baking powder
750g (1 2/3 lb) plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
100ml (4 fl oz) buttermilk
1 dessertspoon vanilla extract
1kg (2 1/4 lb) dried apples, cooked and mashed
400g (14 oz) dark brown soft sugar
2 dessertspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground allspice
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Method Prep:1hr › Cook:20min › Ready in:1hr20min
Preheat oven to 230 C / Gas mark 8. Grease and flour six 20cm (8 in) tins.
In a large bowl, mix together caster sugar, butter, eggs, soda, baking powder, flour, salt, buttermilk and vanilla. Divide batter into 6 equal parts and spoon into prepared tins.
Bake in preheated oven for ten minutes.
To make filling: To the cooked and mashed apples, add the brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and allspice, and mix.
To layer the cake: Place one layer on a serving platter and spoon apple filling on top. Cover with another layer and repeat process, ending with a cake layer. Let stand at least 12 hours before cutting.