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  Categories: Cakes, Usenet
       Yield: 1 cake
       1 lb Butter
       1 lb Sugar, powdered
       2 T  Orange rind, grated
       6 lg Eggs
   3 1/2 c  Flour (all-purpose),
     1/2 t  Mace
     1/4 t  Salt
     1/4 c  Orange juice
       1 c  Apricot jam, strained
       2 T  Orange peel, shredded
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream butter until light and fluffy.
   Gradually add sifted sugar and rind.  Cream thoroughly.  Add eggs, one at a
   time, mixing well after each addition.
   Sift the flour before measuring, then combine the dry ingredients.
   Gradually add sifted dry ingredients to butter mixture. Add orange juice
   and combine thoroughly.
   Turn into buttered and floured 10-inch tube pan.  Bake at 350 degrees F.
   for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and
   cake is golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes. Turn onto wire rack and cool
   thoroughly.  Brush with jam and top with orange peel.
   *  A luscious orange-flavored pound cake -- Absolutely the best cake I have
   ever eaten! I got the recipe from the mother of a friend.  I think  Don’s
   mom got the recipe off the back of a sugar box.
   *  If you try to make a pound cake with margarine or shortening you  will
   end up with a tasteless mess. Butter is the major taste in a pound cake;
   even if it weren't, butter and margarine have different properties in
   baking, and this recipe is adjusted for butter.
   *  Don't make this cake if you don't have an electric mixer or very strong
   wrists.  I figure I spend nearly half an hour beating butter and such when
   I make this cake. Also, this cake is easier to handle if you have a tube
   pan that comes apart into two pieces.
   : Difficulty:  easy to moderate.
   : Time:  30-40 minutes preparation, 1 hour baking.
   : Precision:  measure the ingredients.
   : Liz Sommers
   : The Soup Kitchen, Edison NJ
   : caip!unirot!mamaliz
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