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Orange Cake

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Servings: 6
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

Ingredients:
1 1/4  c  Sugar
1    Orange
1/2  c  Shortening
2    Eggs, well beaten
1/2  ts  Salt
1  t  Baking soda
1  c  Pitted dates
    OR 1 cup raisins
2  c  Cake flour
1  c  Sour milk
1/2  ts  Baking powder

Directions:
Prize winning cake Combine 1/4 cup sugar and orange juice. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Cream 1 cup sugar with shortening. Add eggs. Sift flour, measure, and sift with baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add alternately with milk to first mixture. Add dates or raisins which have been ground with orange rind. Mix until well blended. Pour into well-oiled loaf pan. Bake in moderate oven (375 F) about 45 minutes. Pour orange juice and sugar over cake before removing from pan. Mrs. Walter T. Palmer Jr., Collingswood, N.J.


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