Orange Crush Pound Cake

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Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup Orange Crush or other carbonated orange drink
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon orange flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Icing

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 box confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange flavoring

Instructions

  1. Cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a tube pan.
  2. Cream butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a second bowl, sift flour and salt together. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, alternately with orange drink. Add flavorings.
  4. Pour batter into tube pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until cake is golden brown.
  5. Cool cake in pan about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cake cool completely on wire rack. Frost cake with icing.
  6. Icing: Cream butter and cream cheese in mixer, gradually add sugar. Add flavoring and combine well.

Some cooks prefer the softer crust of a pound cake baked in an oven that is not preheated. If oven is not preheated, the baking time may vary slightly.