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Orange Torte Cake

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Servings: 12
Categories: Cakes / Desserts / Microwave

1  c  Pitted dates, chopped
1  t  Baking soda
1/2  c  Water, boiling
1  c  Butter
1  c  Sugar
2    Eggs
2 1/2  c  Flour
1  t  Salt
1  t  Baking powder
1/2  c  Buttermilk
1  t  Vanilla extract
1  tb  Orange zest, heaping
1  c  Pecans, chopped
1/2  c  Orange juice
1/4  c  Granulated sugar

1. In a small bowl mix chopped dates and baking soda. Pour boiling water over mixture and set aside. 2. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and beat until smooth and creamy. 3, In a medium bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder. 4, Alternate adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk in small amounts to the creamed butter-egg mixture and beat until smooth. 5. Add vanilla, orange rind, pecans and reserved date mixture to the batter. Mix until blended. ====================================================================== ==== BBS: WinQuest PC Date: 09-03-96 (12:04) Number: 32910 From: IRIS GRAYSON Refer#: NONE To: MIKE HAMPTON Recvd: NO Subj: Newspaper *CR* Conf: (199) COOKING From: Iris Grayson Date: 09-03-96 (12:03)

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