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Galveston Cake


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  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract or grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tablesppons butter, soften
  • 2 tablesppons orange juice
  • 1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract or grated lemon peel


Servings 10


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream shortening with sugar. Add whole eggs, one at a time and beat. Add orange juice and extract or peel. Mix soda, flour and salt and add, alternating the dry ingredients with buttermilk. Bake in a greased and floured tube pan 1 hour. Allow cake to stand in pan for at least 5 minutes before turning out onto cake plate. Glaze while still warm.
Glaze: Belnd butter, orange juice, powdered sugar and extract or lemon peel. Spread on warm cake.

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