California Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Grandma Carter

from the kitchen of Alice Holland

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening, add sugar gradually and cream well.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beat well after each addition.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, soda, and salt together. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  4. Fold in vanilla, walnuts, and dates and grated orange peel.
  5. Pour into well-greased spring-form or angel food pan. Bake one hour at 375.
  6. Allow cake to cool in pan 10 minutes.
  7. Pour (spoon) sauce over cake and let stand for several hours or overnight.
  8. To make sauce: Squeeze juice and pulp of 3 oranges. Add sugar. Bring to boil and simmer until pulp becomes transparent. Pour warm syrup over cake 10 minutes after it comes out of oven.

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