Orange Cake

Crystal ~


This is a nice orange cake. A vanilla or orange buttercream frosting is very good on this cake, and the cooked flour icing is quite good also.


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20-25 using a 13x9x2 cake pan
20 Min
30 Min


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    2¾ cup cake flour
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    1½ cups sugar
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    1½ teaspoons baking soda
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    ½ teaspoon salt
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    1½ cups buttermilk
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    ¼ cup orange juice,freshly squeezed
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    ½ cup butter unsalted, room temperature
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    ¼ cup shortening
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    3 eggs
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    1½ teaspoon vanilla
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    1 cup finely chopped walnuts
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    4 tablespoons of freshly grated orange peel

How to Make Orange Cake


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour baking pan(s), one 13x9x2, or two 8 or 9 inch round pans.
  3. In a 2 cup measuring cup, combine the buttermilk, vanilla and orange juice; set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients; set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter, shortening, and sugar until well blended. Add in the eggs and mix for 1 minute.
  6. Mix in the dry ingredients alternately with the wet ingredients, and mix for 2 minutes.
  7. Add in the orange peel and the walnuts and mix for ½ minute. Pour into prepared pan(s).
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until wooden tooth pick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean.
  9. Remove cake from oven and cool completely on a wire rack. Frost cake with a vanilla buttercream or cooked flour frosting.
  10. You can tint some icing orange and swirl that onto the cake that has been covered with white icing, giving it a Dreamsicle/Creamsicle ice cream bar look. :) look.**

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About Orange Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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