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This recipe is an old mountain favorite and is still made and brought to most family reunions today.

1/2 cup brown sugar or white
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup milk
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon mixed spices
1 egg
Cream butter and add sugar gradually with beaten egg and molasses.

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and spices together. Add milk and mix well.

Bake in well greased pan, 35 minutes in thin layers or roll out and cut out size of plate and bake on cookie sheet.

Stack 4 or 5 layers, with apple butter between them. Let stand over night before eating.