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Orange Chocolate Chip Cake


An orange and chocolate chip cake, made with butter, orange peel, pecans, chocolate chips, brown sugar, and other ingredients.

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated orange peel
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour milk


Cream shortening and butter with sugars and vanilla. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Stir in chocolate pieces, orange peel, and nuts. Stir in the sifted dry ingredients alternately with sour milk. Mix just until smooth. Pour into a greased and floured 9-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on rack then cut into squares for serving. Frost before cutting, if desired, or sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with whipped topping, ice cream, or a vanilla sauce.

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