Monday, August 11, 2008
Orange Crush Pound Cake
Here's another soda cake to follow up on the recent 7 Up cake. This one uses Orange Crush soda. I had never heard of using Orange Crush in a cake but my husband found all these cakes on the net that use soda! It's on the sweet side and definitely tastes like pound cake with an orange twist. It also called for an icing but enough orange is enough......I don't know who wrote the recipe for the icing but I took one taste and decided right then and there that it was NOT going on the cake!!! I can tell you one thing - these cakes are great to take to a potluck, office party, etc. They will become a conversation piece and everyone will be amazed that the cake actually contains soda! I have made a Coca Cola cake in the past and it is excellent. I will probably make that again sometime in the near future and post it. In the meantime hope you all enjoy the Orange Crush cake!!!!!
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup shortening
2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup Orange Crush or other carbonated orange drink
3 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon orange flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powder sugar, optional, for dusting
Heat over to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a tube or bundt pan. Cream butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a second bowl, sift flour and salt together. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, alternately with orange drink. Add flavorings. Pour batter into tube or bundt pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes (mine took 1 1/2 hours) or until cake is golden brown.
Cool cake in pan about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cake cool down completely on wire rack. Dust with confectioners sugar.