Brandied Orange Nut Cake


3/4 cup shortening (or margarine or butter)
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream
Juice and grated rind from half an orange
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Topping (recipe follows)


Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and mix until smooth. Sift flour and salt. Add soda to sour cream. Add flour and sour cream alternately to creamed mixture. Stir in orange juice and rind, nuts, raisins, and vanilla. Bake at 350 degrees F in greased and floured tube pan for about 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Pour on topping and let cake cool completely before cutting.



Serves 12

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