Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/4 cup butter

  2. 2/3 cup dark brown sugar

  3. 2 large oranges Dried cranberries or cherries

  4. 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel Batter:

  5. 1/3 cup vegetable shortening

  6. 2/3 cup molasses

  7. 1 egg

  8. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  9. 1 teaspoon baking powder

  10. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  11. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  12. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  13. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  14. 1/2 cup buttermilk

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. : Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Melt the butter in a 9 inch cake pan. Remove the pan from the heat and cover the melted butter with the brown sugar. Peel the oranges and slice them about 1 inch thick. Remove the white pith in the center of each slice and remove any pits. Arrange the slices, cutting some into smaller shapes if desired, in decorative fashion on top of the sugar. Put the dried cranberries or cherries in the center of each slice. Sprinkle with orange rind. Cake batter: Cream the vegetable shortening and molasses in the bowl of an electric mixer set on medium speed. Add the egg, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, ginger and buttermilk. Beat the ingredients 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally, until the batter is smooth. Spoon the batter over the fruit.


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