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Williamsburg Orange Cake

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Ingredients

  • Frosting:
  • 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour or 2 3/4 c. cake flour
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. margarine or butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. golden raisins, cut up
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped nuts
  • 1 tbsp. grated orange peel
  • 1 1/2 c. margarine or butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 4 to 5 tbsp. orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. grated orange peel

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Preparation

Step 1

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour oblong pan 13x9x2 inches, or two 9 inch or three 8-inch round layer pans. Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl. In large mixer bowl, beat eggs, orange peel, butter, shortening and buttermilk. Add dry ingredients gradually on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds. Stir in nuts and raisins.

Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 3 minutes. Pour into pan(s). Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, oblong 45 to 50 minutes, layers 30 to 35 minutes; cool for at least one hour before frosting.

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