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Old-Fashioned Raisin Cake

 Old-Fashioned Raisin Cake
This is a wonderful cake for the holidays. It fills the house with a heavenly aroma when it's baking.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 large navel orange, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

Directions

  • In a food processor, combine the orange, raisins and pecans. Cover
  • and process until mixture is finely chopped; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, baking
  • soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk,
  • beating well after each addition. Stir in orange mixture.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. flouted tube pan. Bake at
  • 325° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the

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Old-Fashioned Raisin Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan
  • to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over
  • warm cake. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 324 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.