Depression-Era Orange Date Cake

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 9
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 9 x 9-inch glass baking pan.
  • In a bowl cream the butter with egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Place the buttermilk into a bowl.
  • In a small cup or bowl dissolve the baking soda in warm water and stir into the buttermilk.
  • In another bowl sift the flour with baking powder, salt and orange zest; add into creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk mixture; stir until blended.
  • Mix in the nuts and raisins.
  • Transfer to prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until the cake tests done.
  • For the glaze; in a bowl mix orange juice with 1/2 cup sugar and pour over the hot cake while still in the pan to form a glaze.
  • Cool before slicing.
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