“The original of this recipe comes from a publication from last year, The Complete Baking Cookbook. There is an icing, appropriately titled Orange Crunch Icing, that is particularly nice with this cake! Preparation time does not include time for cake to freeze before adding icing!”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, & spray two 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda & salt.
  3. Add shortening, orange zest & juice, water & eggs, mixing until well blended.
  4. Add lemon juice, mixing until JUST incorporated, then fold in almonds.
  5. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.
  6. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 30-34 minutes.
  7. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pans & letting cool completely on the wire rack.
  8. For best results when decorating, wrap cakes in plastic wrap & freeze for 1-2 days.

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