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Raisin Orange Cake

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This raisin orange cake recipe is prepared with seedless raisins and grated orange rind. Flavorful and fresh, the raisin orange cake recipe is is baked with brown sugar, orange juice sour milk, eggs and flour along with baking agents. Basted with orange juice and sugar after baking, the rasisin orange cake comes out moist and delightful.
  Seedless raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Orange rind 1 Large, grated
  Sifted all purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Soft shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  White sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Sour milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Orange juice 4 Tablespoon
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Simmer the raisins 15 to 20 minutes in sufficient water to cover, then drain well and add orange rind.
Sift about 1/4 cup of the flour over the mixture and stir until coated.
Sift remaining flour and salt together.
Cream shortening and white sugar together and add the egg.
Stir soda into the sour milk and add alternately with the flour and salt to creamed mixture.
Stir just enough to combine all ingredients well.
Turn into a greased 8 inch square pan 3 inches deep or round pan 8 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes at 350 F.
While still in the pan and quite warm, baste with orange juice and sugar until the mixture is well absorbed.

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