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Buttermilk Orange Blossom Pound Cake

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Carrie Biggers created this recipe for Buttermilk Orange Blossom Pound Cake in the first season of TLC's  'Ultimate Cake Off'.

Carrie Biggers created this recipe for Buttermilk Orange Blossom Pound Cake in the first season of TLC's 'Ultimate Cake Off'.

Ingredients

3 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup olive oil
2 3/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 Tablespoon orange rind
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup orange juice
1 lb cream cheese
8 ounces butter
1 lb high ratio shortening
1 tsp salt
1 Tbl flavoring (cream bouquet, vanilla or almond)
4 lbs powdered sugar (more or less)
1 Tablespoon orange rind
1/4 cup orange juice
4 drops orange food coloring

Preparation

  1. Sift flour and soda together.
  2. Cream butter, oil, and sugar until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well on high speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix orange rind, vanilla, orange juice into the buttermilk.
  4. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk to the creamed mixture. Mix only until flour is moistened.
  5. Pour into greased 10-inch tube pan or greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  6. May be frozen.
  7. Whip shortening until light and fluffy, add cream cheese and butter, whip.
  8. Add salt and flavorings.
  9. Slowly add powdered sugar to desired spreading consistency.
  10. Stir additional ingredients into buttercream.
  11. Fill and ice pound cake.
  12. Take 1 box cake mix. Follow regular directions for eggs and oil. For liquid: add 1 egg extra into measuring cup, then add 1/2 milk, 1/2 water for liquid. Add 1/4 cup flour for high altitude. Add any additional flavorings.
  13. Spray pans w/ Baker's Joy. Lower temperature of oven if using deeper cake pans.

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