Simple, moist `Kiss Me' cake



Shirley Logosz of Monmouth, Ore., has been looking for a recipe for many years that she thinks originally may have appeared in a Gold Medal flour recipe booklet in the 1960s.

It was for a "most delicious" coffeecake that was made using orange juice concentrate. It had a common crumb-type topping of cinnamon and sugar.

Margaret Powers of St. Augustine, Fla., sent in a recipe she believes may be what Logosz has been looking for. She says it is a very old recipe that she has made often over the years.

This is a simple, moist, no-yeast cake with a nice hint of orange flavor. I recommend using a toothpick to poke holes in the surface of the cake when it is removed from the oven. Then the orange juice concentrate will permeate all the way through and not just sit on the surface.

Orange Kiss Me Cake

Serves 12


1/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon cinnamon


6-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed (divided use)

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

1 cup raisins

1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Mix topping ingredients together well and reserve.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13-inch-by-9-inch pan. Combine 1/2 cup juice concentrate with other ingredients, except raisins and nuts, in a large bowl. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes. Fold in raisins and nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes.

Drizzle the rest of the juice concentrate ( 1/4 cup) over the warm cake. Sprinkle with the prepared topping. Cool and cut into squares.

Per serving: 371 calories, 6 grams protein, 15 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 56 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 36 milligrams cholesterol, 318 milligrams sodium


Kim Jackson of Red Springs, N.C., is looking for a recipe for a raw-apple cake made with Granny Smith apples and nuts.

Mary Wolfenbarger of Sheridan, Ore., is looking for a lost cookie recipe using cottage cheese from the World War II era.

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The nutrition analyses accompanying recipes in today's Taste section were calculated by registered dietitian Jodie Shield, except where noted.

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