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Granny Ruth's Crush Cake

By Susan M. Thigpen © 1988

Issue: April, 1988

3 cups of plain flour
2 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup of Crisco (solid)
1/2 stick of margarine
1 cup of Orange Crush (the soft drink)
5 eggs
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of orange flavoring (Optional, Granny Ruth never used it.)

Cream together the margarine, Crisco and sugar. Then add one egg at a time and beat well after each egg. Keep beating until light and fluffy. Sift together the dry ingredients. Then add alternately to the creamed mixture with the Orange Crush. Then add the vanilla and orange flavoring. Bake at 325° for and hour and ten minutes in a tube pan.

Our thanks to Mrs. Ruth Hayes Thigpen of Kernersville, North Carolina for this recipe. She has been baking it with great success for many years.