*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                         Mandarin Orange Poke Cake
 Recipe By     : North County Journal, 3/1/95
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:45
 Categories    : Cakes/Orange
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           all-purpose flour
    1      cup           sugar
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
    1                    egg
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract
   11      ounces        mandarin oranges in light syrup
      1/2  cup           chopped pecans
      3/4  cup           brown sugar, packed
    3      tablespoons   butter
    3      tablespoons   milk
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square cake pan.
    In medium bowl, place flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, egg, vanilla,
 oranges with their juice/syrup and nuts. Beat until smooth. Pour batter
 into prepared pan; bake in preheated oven 30 to 40 minutes, or until done
 in the center.
    When cake is nearly done, prepare topping as follows: Combine brown
 sugar, butter and milk in small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Boil 30
    Remove cake from oven. Carefully poke holes in cake with tines of fork.
 Pour topping over cake. Let cool.
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 Serving Ideas : Serve with whipped topping, whipped cream or ice cream.
 NOTES : Ingredients can be doubled, and cake baked in a 13x9-inch pan. The
 topping can be halved for less sweetness, if desired. The batter can be
 mixed by hand to keep some oranges intact, or mixed with an electric mixer
 to make them undetectable.