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Apple Butter Cake

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Serves 12 | Prep Time 20 mins | Cook Time 30 mins

Why I Love This Recipe

No back story or anything just one of many recipes i have in my homemade recipe book !!! Been there for years and I've made it a few times. Its very moist and yummy!

Ingredients You'll Need

2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Or instead of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves I put Chinese five spice in place of them. its just as good.
dash ground cloves
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 cup apple butter
walnut or pecan halves, optional


heat oven to 350

Generously grease and flour bottoms of 3 8-inch layer cake pans.

Measure sifted flour, baking soda, salt, and spices into sifter. Measure milk into a 2-cup measure; add vinegar.

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift in dry ingredients in about 4 additions, alternating with the soured milk. Beat on low speed just until blended.

Stir in the apple butter and pour into pans.

Bake in preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes, or until center springs back when lightly touched with finger. Cool in pans on racks for 5 minutes.

Loosen sides with a knife; turn out onto racks. Cool layers completely.

Put layers together with cream cheese frosting or a Butter Frosting

then frost sides and top. Garnish with walnuts or pecans

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