recipe from my great-grandmother Lehman
- 1 orange
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup ground dates or raisins
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
Squeeze juice of one orange and pour over 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside. Remove most of the pulp from the orange peel and grind with one cup of dates or raisins. Set aside.
Cream shortening with 1 cup sugar. Add eggs and beat 2 minutes.
Sift flour 4 times with the baking powder, soda and salt. Alternate flour mix with buttermilk. Add fruit orange mixture.
Grease 9 x 13 pam. Bake 350 for 40 minutes.
Remove from oven. Pour orange juice/sugar mixture immediately on cake.
Serve with whipped cream