A fruity spice cake that has been in our family for years. The frosting is really tasty.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Squeeze the juice from the orange, and then remove the white from the peel. Place the peel, nuts and raisins in a food processor, and grind coarsely. Add the orange juice to the nut mixture.

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  • Cream the shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat the egg, and add it to the creamed mixture.

  • Sift together the flour, soda, baking powder, and spices. Add the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk to the creamed mixture. Stir in 3/4 of the nut mixture, and reserve the rest for the icing.

  • Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 1 hour. Cool.

  • To Make Frosting: Blend the cream and vanilla with the confectioners' sugar in a small mixing bowl. Add the remaining nut mixture and the grated orange rind. Frost the cooled cake with this icing.

Nutrition Facts

463.7 calories; 5.3 g protein; 76.5 g carbohydrates; 23.1 mg cholesterol; 199.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2010
This was really good and unique I loved the orange flavor throughout the cake and frosting. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2010
This was really good and unique I loved the orange flavor throughout the cake and frosting. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2010
This was really good and unique I loved the orange flavor throughout the cake and frosting. Read More
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