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Prize Orange Coconut Cake

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Servings: 10
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

3/4  c  Chortening, creamed with
2  c  Sugar
1 1/2  ts  Grated orange rind
2    Eggs yolks, well beaten
    Blend together,then sift:
3 1/4  c  Cake flour,sift once
4 1/2  ts  Baking powder
1/2  ts  Salt
    Add to first mixture with:
1/2  c  Orange juice
3/4  c  Water
    Beat enough to make batter
    Smooth. blend in:
1/2  c  Moist, shredded coconut
4    Eggs whites, beaten stiff

Pour into three 9 in chake pan, greased and floured. Bake 30 minutes in moderate over 350F. Put layers together with Orange filling and cover with orange frosting. Sprinkle with 3/4 c. moist shredded coconut. PRIZE ORANGE FILLING: 2 T. flour, 4 level T. cornstarch, 4 egg yolks, well beaten; 1 c sugar; 1/2 tsp. salt. Mic smooth in double broiler. Add slowly the following, stirring constantly: 1/2 c orange juice; 3 T lemon juice; 1/4 c water; Add: 2 T butter, grated ring of 1 orange. Cook over water, stirring occasionally until thick, about 20 minutes. Cool. Spread between layers of cake. ORANGE FROSTIMG: 1 tsp white corn syrup, 7/8 c sugar, 1/4 tsp grated orange rind, 1 egg white, 3 T orange juice. Put in double boiler. Beat constantly with rotary beater while cooking over boiling water 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat, ad: 1/2 tsp lemon juice, sprinkling of salt. Beat thoroughly and spread on cake.

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