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                              FOUR-SPICE CAKE
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Fruit
                 Frostings                        Beer
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Golden raisins
    2       c            Cake flour
    1       t            Baking soda
    1       t            Ground nutmeg
    1       t            Ground cinnamon
      1/2   ts           Ground allspice
      1/2   ts           Ground cloves
      1/2   ts           Salt
    1       c            Light-brown sugar, packed
    2                    Egg whites
    1       c            Low-fat buttermilk
                         Date Puree
                         Orange Syrup with orange
                         MMMMM------------------------ORANGE -- =A5
    2       tb           Sugar
      1/4   c            Water
      1/4   ts           Orange flower water
    1                    Orange, sliced thinly, (opt)
   The flavor of this dark spice and buttermilk cake is so old-fashioned  
  that it may remind you of your childhood. The orange slices add a  
  colorful touch to the finished cake. (By Times Food Stylists) Soak  
  raisins in hot water to cover until plump. Drain. Sift together   flour,=
  soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and salt into large   bowl. Stir
  in brown sugar. Beat egg whites lightly in another bowl.   Stir into dry
  ingredients along with drained raisins just until   blended. Pour into
  2-quart fluted tube pan sprayed with non-stick   vegetable spray. Bake at
  350 degrees F. 35 to 45 minutes or until   cake tests done in center. Brush
  cake with Orange Syrup and decorate   with orange slices. Makes 12=
  servings. Each serving contains: 231   calories; 136 mg sodium; 1 mg
  cholesterol; 0 fat; 56 grams;   carbohydrates; 3 grams protein; 0.54 gram
  fiber. ORANGE SYRUP:   Combine sugar, water and orange flower water in
  small saucepan. Bring   to boil. Add orange slices and simmer 1 minute.=
  Strain and reserve   orange slices for garnish.      Recipe from: Los
  Angeles Times Newspaper, Thursday April 30, 1992. By   Minnie Bernardino
  and Donna Deane, Times Food Stylists.   
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