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Fresh Orange Cake

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Ingredients
  Grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon (Magic)
  Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Fleischmann's)
  Soft shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Orange sugar mixture 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated lemon rind 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Sifted cake flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Egg whites 2
  Egg yolks 2
  Sifted icing sugar 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Oranges 4 Medium
  Orange cream icing 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
Directions

Heat oven to 350°.
Grease and flour two 8" round layer cake pans.
Grate the rind from 2 of the oranges.
Peel 3 of the oranges, removing all the white next to the pulp.
Discard the peelings.
Section these oranges, discarding membrane and seeds.
Cut the sections into very tiny pieces.
Squeeze the remaining orange and add the juice to the cut up oranges.
Measure out 1 1/4 cups of this mixture.
Add 1/2 cup sugar and stir well until sugar is dissolved.
Take out 1/4 cup of mixture and set aside for icing.
Cream shortening well.
Add 1 cup sugar gradually and cream well after each addition.
Sift flour, Magic Baking Powder, soda and salt together and add to creamed mixture alternately with the orange sugar mixture.
Stir in 1 tbsp. grated orange rind.
Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.
Fold in.
Pour into prepared pans and bake about 30 mins. or until tops spring back when touched lightly in the centre.
Turn out on racks and cool.
Fill and ice with Orange Cream Icing.
Sprinkle top with remaining grated orange rind.
Combine margarine, egg yolks and salt and beat until fluffy.
Stir in orange sugar mixture, orange rind and lemon rind.
Blend in enough of the icing sugar to make icing a good spreading consistency.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Everyday

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