Orange Cake

Another one that I don’t remember Mom ever making, although she use to say she loved orange cake.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup shortening
1.5 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 orange
1 cup raisins (or 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup nuts)
2 eggs
1 cup sour milk
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder

To do:
Heat oven to 350F (the recipe card says “moderate oven,” so this is a reasonable assumption).
Cream together 1 cup sugar, salt, and shortening. Squeeze juice out of orange and add to 1/2 cup sugar. Set the orange juice/sugar mixture aside. Grind the rest of the orange together with raisins or raisins and nuts. Combine with sugar/shortening mixture. Add eggs, sour milk, baking soda, flour, and baking powder. Mix and pour into loaf pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove when baked and let it cool. Put sugar/juice mixture on the top.