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Orange Rum Cake

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"A lovely cake for those of you who like to entertain."
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servings 392
Original recipe yields 14 servings (1 - 9 inch tube pan)


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  1. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In large bowl of electric mixer cream butter, 1 cup sugar and orange and lemon peel until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat after each until thoroughly blended. At low speed add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in walnuts.
  3. Spread batter evenly in greased 9 inch tube pan. Bake in center of preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven about 55 to 60 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean, cake shrinks slightly from sides of pan and surface springs back when pressed lightly with finger. Cool pan on rack slightly. In saucepan mix juices, remaining 1 cup sugar and the rum; bring to boil, then pour carefully over cake in pan. Cool, cover; let stand in pan a day or two before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 392 calories; 19.7 50.1 5.4 62 365 Full nutrition

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I gave this as a christmas gift and no one liked it. It was not very tastey at all, very dry.

This recipe makes the BEST orange rum cake ever! Delicious and moist. I followed the recipe exactly. This is now one of our holiday favorites. Thanks so much!