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Old-Fashioned Raisin and Orange Cake

From Shari's collection of old-fashioned recipes, this is about 135 years old

    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup lard
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 orange, ground
    • 1 cup raisins
    • 1 teaspoon soda
    • 1 cup sour milk
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • Chopped nuts to taste (optional)
    • Juice of 1 orange
    • 1 cup powdered sugar


Mix sugar and lard; beat until creamy. Add eggs, ground orange and raisins. Mix soda in sour milk; sift flour and salt. Add milk and flour alternately to sugar mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in nuts.

Place in loaf pan. Bake at 350F until cake tests done.

Combine orange juice and powdered sugar. Pour over slightly warm cake.

Contributor: shari dewey

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