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  Soft shortening 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Fruit sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 3 , separated
  Sifted cake flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated orange rind 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon

Beat the soft shortening and sugar together until fluffy, then beat in the egg yolks.
Measure and sift dry ingredients together, then add alternately with the milk.
Stir in lemon rind and almond extract, then fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
Spread in three greased 8-inch layer-cake pans and bake at 350F for 25 minutes.
Cool and fill with Orange Filling.
Frost with White Mountain Icing and sprinkle with orange-tinted coconut.
Garnish base with thin half-slices of unpeeled orange.
ORANGE FILLING: Mix 3 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 1/2 cups orange juice together in a small saucepan.
Cook until thick and clear, then add 2 egg yolks slightly beaten with 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
Cook 3 minutes and stir in 1 tablespoon butter and 2 teaspoons grated orange rind.
Cool before spreading.
White mountain icing: Mix 1 1/2 cups white sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1 tablespoon corn syrup in a saucepan and boil until sugar spins a thread, or to 242F.
Beat 2 egg whites and 1/4 teaspoon salt together until stiff moist peaks form, then beat in the syrup gradually and continue to beat until frosting holds its shape.
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3900 Calories from Fat 1428

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 161 g248.2%

Saturated Fat 43.4 g216.8%

Trans Fat 18 g

Cholesterol 657 mg219%

Sodium 3245.6 mg135.2%

Total Carbohydrates 591 g197%

Dietary Fiber 5.6 g22.4%

Sugars 136.6 g

Protein 49 g98.7%

Vitamin A 19.9% Vitamin C 17%

Calcium 130.9% Iron 139.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Orange Layer Cake Recipe