Love this cake. Should frost it with orange buttercream, but, the kids can't wait.
* 2 3/4 cups cake flour * 1 1/2 cups white sugar * 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda * 3/4 teaspoon salt * 1/2 cup butter, softened * 1/4 cup shortening * 1 1/2 cups buttermilk * 3 eggs * 1 cup golden raisins, chopped * 1/2 cup chopped walnuts * 1 tablespoon orange zest * 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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.