Mrs. Springer's Orange Cake

posted by SandyOH 01-23-100 3:32 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Mrs. Springer's Orange Cake
Recipe By : Sandy's Recipe Journal
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cakes And Frostings
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/4 cups sugar
1 orange
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs -- beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pitted dates
2 cups cake flour
1 cup soured milk

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and orange juice (squeezed from orange); stir until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

Combine 1 cup sugar with shortening. Add eggs. Sift flour, measure and sift with baking powder, soda and salt. Add alternately with milk to shortening-egg mixture. Add dates (or raisins) which have been ground with the orange rind. Mix until well blended. Pour into well-oiled loaf pan.

Bake for 45 minutes. Pour orange juice-sugar mixture over cake before removing from pan.

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