Williamsburg Orange Cake


This is a lovely orange cake for when company calls.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 2 ¾ cups cake flour

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup golden raisins, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 recipe Williamsburg Butter Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan, two 9-inch round cake pans, or three 8-inch round cake pans.

  2. In a large bowl, combine cake flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix in butter, shortening, buttermilk, eggs, raisins, nuts, orange zest and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes on high speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Bake 9x13 inch pan 45 to 50 minutes, or layers 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool, and frost with Williamsburg Butter Frosting.


Get the recipe for Williamsburg Butter Frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
11g Fat
43g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 273mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 151mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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