Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

For a more intense orange flavor it's best to use only freshly squeezed orange juice for the glaze :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease an 11 x 7-inch-inch baking pan.
  2. Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a large bowl, beat 1 cup sugar and the shortening with an electric mixer on medium or high speed until well mixed.
  4. Add in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, then add in orange extract.
  5. In a small bowl mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to egg mixture, beating on low speed after each addition JUST until combined.
  7. By hand stir in the orange peel, raisins and nuts.
  8. Transfer and spread the batter into prepared baking pan.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  10. Stir together 1/3 cup sugar and the orange juice; gradually pour over the baked cake.
  11. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
  12. Serve warm, or cool completely.


Most Helpful

Quick, easy and delicious! I cut the recipe in half and it was perfect for an 8x8 square pan. Topped with recipe #126165, yum:) Thanks Kittencal!

puppitypup August 05, 2007

This cake is so fresh and delicious! I didn't have any raisins, so left those out. I topped with recipe #126165. This is a great cake, Kitten. Thanks so much for posting!

Juenessa April 21, 2007

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