Williamsburg Orange Cake

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Williamsburg Orange Cake is named for the South's exquisite gem situated between the York and James Rivers. Restored as a national monument, the city still endures.

Yield:

one 3- layer cake

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup shortening
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1 cup golden raisins, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Orange rind and sections

Preparation

Combine first 10 ingredients. Blend with an electric mixer 30 seconds on low speed; beat 3 minutes on high speed. Stir in raisins and pecans.

Pour into 3 greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely. Spread Williamsburg Butter Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish cake with orange rind and sections.

Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes,

Oxmoor House

January 1983
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