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I made this for a Theatre Group who gotten together after a performance of "The Cemetary Club". We all brough Jewish recipes. It was a big hit and a Jewish member of the cast insisted I must be Jewish since the cake tasted exactly like her grandmothers. I took that as a major compliment.....!!! Didn't have frozen concentrate so used fresh orange juice....worked well.
Oh Mirj! This is wonderful stuff! Moist, rich in flavor...I made the recipe exactly as stated. I wouldn't change a thing!
I'm eating a slice still warm from the oven. Delicious, Mirj! It was a little more labor intensive than I thought it would be, but it's worth it! The texture is sublime: dense and moist and hearty. The top has a nice cruchy-ish crust and the sides, which I usually find dry are moist, too. The flavor is bewitching: it keeps reminding me of bitter orange, like marmalade. You'd never guess cinnamon and allspice are the only spices. It seems to have a very "adult" flavor. I haven't given any to my kids yet, but I don't think the flavor would appeal to them. But you never know. I can't wait to see how it mellows If there is any left...