Orange Snack Cake

READY IN: 40mins




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