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Shawn's Orange Fruitcake Recipe

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This recipe for Shawn's Orange Fruitcake, by , is from The Bennett Family Cookbook - 2007, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ron and Chris Overberg
Added: Sunday, February 4, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 medium oranges
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup nuts
1 1/2 cup seeded raisins
2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2/3 cups shortening
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs, well beaten
1 cup sour milk or buttermilk

Directions:
Directions:
Squeeze juice from oranges and add 3/4 cup sugar. Cut orange skins in quarters and remove all of the white pulp and membrane. Put yellow rind and raisins through the food chopper, using finest knife. Mix, and sift flour, soda, salt. Cream shortening until soft and smooth; gradually add remaining 1 1/2 c sugar, creaming until very fluffy.Beat in vanilla and eggs, then fruit-nut mixture. Add flour alternately with sour milk, beating well after each addition. Turn into 2 greased loaf pans and bake in slow oven 300 about 1 1/2 hrs. Remove and pour at once the orange juice-sugar mixture over the cakes. Cool in pans and allow to stand several hours or overnight before cutting.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Chop nuts with knife by hand, not thru chopper.
Bake cake in one big flat pan- 12/15 - about 60 minutes.

 

 

 

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