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Cranberry Sauce Cake Recipe

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One (1 lb) can cranberry sauce
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
Grated rind of one orange
1/2 cup orange juice

Reserve 1/4 cup cranberry sauce for frosting.

Sift together dry ingredients and add remaining cranberry sauce, nuts, mayonnaise and orange rind. Mix well. Stir in orange juice. Grease 9 x 3-1/2 inch pan, Line bottom with wax paper. Bake at 350 for 1 hour 15 minutes.

Cranberry Frosting
3 tablespoons margarine
2 cups unsifted confectioners sugar
1/4 cup reserved cranberry sauce.

Beat all ingredients until smooth. Spread on cake.




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