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Old Fashioned Orange Cake

By: Michaela Brown

Spring is in the air and fresh fruits and veggies will soon be on our tables again! This Old Fashioned Orange Cake is a perfect cake for spring. It is full of orange citrus flavor. It would also be a nice addition to a brunch, since the orange compliments the breakfast table so well.


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 grated orange rind
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • ½ cup nuts, finely chopped
  • 1 cup raisins, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Cream together the sugar, butter. Add eggs, salt, vanilla, orange rind. Mix well.

Step 2

Add alternately with sour milk to the first mixture, and nuts, raisins, soda, and flour. Mix thoroughly.

Step 3

Pour into greased 9×13-inch pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until done. When done, remove from oven, let set ½ hour.

Step 4

For frosting; mix 1/3 cup orange juice, 1 cup confectioners sugar. Mix well, add additional sugar for desired consistency.

Step 5

Frost the cake.


Sour Milk – I just add a teaspoon of white vinegar to the cup of milk. Or buttermilk could be used.