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California Cake

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten until light
  • 3 cups flour, sifted
  • 3 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup orange juice, strained
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp orange rind
Cream the shortening. Add 1/2 cup sugar. When well blended, add the egg yolks beaten until light with 1/2 cup sugar. Beat with enthusiasm. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Add alternately with orange juice and cold water. Beat egg whites until stiff, slowly adding 1/2 cup sugar, orange rind and orange extract. Fold into first mixture. Bake in 3 greased layer cake tins for 25 minutes in a oven heated to 350F at 375°F.
Submitted by Tess M Aug 10, 2009 15 min 30 min 45 min


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