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Cranberry Cake
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Serves/Makes:1 10 inch tube pan

  • 2-1/4 cups (525 ml) flour
  • 1 cup (225 ml) diced pitted dates
  • 1 cup (225 ml) sugar
  • 1 cup (225 ml) whole fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) soda
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (225 ml) sugar
  • 1 cup (225 ml) orange juice
  • 1 cup (225 ml) chopped walnuts
  • Sift the flour, measure and sift into a bowl with the sugar, salt, baking powder, and soda.
  • Stir in the nuts, dates, cranberries, and orange peel. Combine the eggs, buttermilk, and salad oil; stir into flour mixture until well blended.
  • Pour into a well-greased 10 inch tube pan.
  • Bake in a 350 degree (175 C.) oven for 1 hour.
  • Let stand about 15 minutes.
  • Remove cake from pan and place on a rack over a pan.
  • Heat the sugar with orange juice until dissolved; pour over cake, catching several times.
  • Set cake in a deep dish, and pour over remaining drippings.
This cake is prepared somewhat like Baba au Rhum and is soaked in syrup. But I've also done it without and just sprinkled icing sugar over the top.

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