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Orange Fruit Cake

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Ingredients
  Sifted cake flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pitted dates 6 1⁄2 Ounce, chopped
  Walnuts 4 1⁄2 Ounce, chopped
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Soda 1 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Grated orange rind 2
  Orange juice 2
Directions

1. Preheat the oven to slow (300° F.). Grease a ten-inch tube pan.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir several tablespoons of this mixture into the chopped dates and nuts.
3. Cream the butter until smooth, gradually adding one cup sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. Stir the baking soda into the buttermilk and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the flour mixture.
5. Add vanilla, dates, nuts and orange rind and mix well. Pour into pan and bake one hour and twenty minutes.
6. Meanwhile, boil together the orange juice and remaining one cup sugar. When cake is done, pour over the top.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake

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