Orange Cake

  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soda
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs (1/2 to 2/3 cups)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour baking pan, 13x9x2 inches, or two 9-inch or three 8-inch round layer pans. Measure all ingredients into large mixer bowl. Blend 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes high speed, Scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans.

Bake oblong 45-50 minutes, layer 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Frost cake with the Butter Frosting listed below.

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