This is a lovely orange cake for when company calls.

Williamsburg Orange Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup golden raisins, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan, two 9 inch round cake pans, or three 8 inch round cake pans.

    2 In a large bowl, combine cake flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix in butter, shortening, buttermilk, eggs, raisins, nuts, orange zest and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes on high speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.

    3 Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Bake 9×13 inch pan 45 to 50 minutes, or layers 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool, and frost with Williamsburg Butter Frosting.


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