Lady Vols Big Orange Velvet Pound Cake 3/10/2007 Special
1 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
2 tsp orange extract
1 oz orange food color (or ½ oz yellow and ½ oz red)
3 cups plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
Cream butter, sugar and shortening. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add flavoring and food color. Mix salt with flour and add alternately with milk. Turn into a large tube pan which has been greased and floured. Bake at 325 deg for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until it tests done. Allow to cool. Frost with any good cream cheese frosting, if you just have to.
This recipe is originally from a cookbook called A Slice of Orange which was produced as a fund raiser for the Lady Vols some years ago. It has been very popular with our viewers through the years. If you cannot find A Slice of Orange, you can find this good recipe in our new cookbook called Secrets of Chef Walter which will be in your neighborhood Food City stores on Monday, March 12. Look for it.