Grind together, raisins, orange and rind (food processor). Mix hot water and soda and pour over raisin and orange mixture. Sift together flour, baking powder and remaining 1 teaspoon soda and add to above. Add vanilla, eggs, oil and nuts. Stir well. Pour in greased 9 x l3 inch pan, preferably Pyrex. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes. Combine frosting ingredients. Frost cake when cool.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana