This cake travels well, so it is a perfect choice for picnics.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup dark rum
1/3 cup water
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 9-inch square pan.
Beat all ingredients except confectioners' sugar in large mixer bowl on low
speed, scraping bowl frequently, 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping
bowl frequently. Pour into pan; spread evenly.
Bake until crust is light golden
brown and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.