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    ROD RECIPES 11/13/2006 World Kindness Day Kindness Cake

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    Recipe Introduction

    "Healing the World By Practicing Random Acts Of Kindness" A long sentence that just means one person can do so much. We start by sending you big hugs!

    List of Ingredients

    ROD RECIPES 11/13/2006 World Kindness Day Kindness Cake

    Kindness Cake

    24 slices 1 hours 15 min prep
    Change to: slices US Metric
    1 cup butter, softened
    1 1/2 cups white sugar
    3 large eggs
    1 tablespoon freshly grated orange rind
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 cups buttermilk
    1 1/4 cups chopped pitted dates
    1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
    1 cup chopped almonds
    Orange Icing
    2 tablespoons butter, softened
    2 cups icing sugar (sift through a sieve after measuring to remove lumps)
    2 tablespoons orange juice


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; line 2 8x4 loaf pans with parchment paper and set aside.

    In a mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar until mixture is fluffy.
    Next, beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then stir in orange rind.
    In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and powder, and salt.

    Stir dry mixture into butter mixture alternately with buttermilk (dry, buttermilk, dry, buttermilk, finally dry).
    Into this batter, stir in dates, cranberries and almonds just until combined.

    Scrape batter into the two prepared loaf pans and bake in the center of preheated oven until a tester comes out clean, about 75 minutes.
    Turn out onto cooling racks and cool completely.
    You could now wrap cakes in heavy duty foil and freeze for up to one month, if you wish.

    To make icing, beat butter with just 1/4 cup of the icing sugar, then beat in orange juice.
    Beat in remaining sugar until icing is smooth.
    Spread icing over tops of both cakes.




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