Williamsburg Orange Cake

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.


one 3- layer cake

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


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


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.